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Review: could Vimpat cause Memory impairment (Memory loss)?

Summary: Memory impairment is found among people who take Vimpat, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Keppra, and have Convulsion.

We study 1,913 people who have side effects while taking Vimpat from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.

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Vimpat

Vimpat has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 2,069 Vimpat users)

Memory impairment

Memory Impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,420 Memory Impairment patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 1,913 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat. Among them, 43 people (2.25%) have Memory Impairment.

Trend of Memory impairment in Vimpat reports

Time on Vimpat when people have Memory impairment * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory impairment42.11%42.11%5.26%10.53%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Vimpat * :

FemaleMale
Memory impairment68.97%31.03%

Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Vimpat * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory impairment0.00%0.00%1.92%0.00%38.46%21.15%11.54%26.92%

Severity of Memory impairment when taking Vimpat ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory impairment0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory impairment0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (23 people, 53.49%)
  2. Epilepsy (19 people, 44.19%)
  3. Hypertonic bladder (4 people, 9.30%)
  4. Complex partial seizures (4 people, 9.30%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (2 people, 4.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Keppra (24 people, 55.81%)
  2. Carbamazepine (21 people, 48.84%)
  3. Topiramate (17 people, 39.53%)
  4. Clobazam (15 people, 34.88%)
  5. Lamictal (10 people, 23.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I can't get anything accomplished around the house I can't concentrate or focus to get the laundry done or the dishes...I walk in circles most days accomplishing nothing!
    Paperwork really stresses me! Wheat her it be for my kids school or for work (I'm a new realtor)
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    I tend to rant in about things that have no meaning or importance and dismiss important things or forget them at home (signed contracts, keys...)
    I'm getting worse and my dr has put me in seroquill xr recently and I've been on wellbutrin now for about two months. My depression is somewhat better by I still have NO focus and can't seem to get anything done! Weeks go by and I just don't know what I've done with my time!!!
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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Diagnosed at age 6....Controlled until the last 5 years (2 status epilepticus).
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    as the half life being so short caused problems along with other side effects.
    Ramping up on Lamotrigine....now at 350mg total. Just experienced a dull stomach discomfort for several days and bloody stools when increasing to 350mg.
    Also was taking alot of aspirin the last few weeks as I bruised my ribs during a fall on the lip of the bathroom tab while experiencing a complex partial. Could the bloody stools and stomach discomfort be caused by either the aspirin or the Lamotrigine?
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    Carbamazazepine - 800mg
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    Acyclovir - 400mg
    Vitamin D-3 - 10,000iu
    Vitamin B-12 - 5,000mcg
    Pregnenolone - 30mg
    Gabba - 750mg

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