Review: could Zetia cause Memory loss?
Summary: Memory loss is found among people who take Zetia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lipitor, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 24,564 people who have side effects while taking Zetia from FDA and social media. Among them, 392 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.
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Zetia has active ingredients of ezetimibe. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 24,978 Zetia users)
Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,324 Memory loss patients)
On Jan, 2, 2015: 24,564 people reported to have side effects when taking Zetia. Among them, 392 people (1.60%) have Memory Loss.
Time on Zetia when people have Memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory loss||13.85%||23.08%||1.54%||7.69%||49.23%||1.54%||3.08% |
Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Zetia * :
|Memory loss||56.28%||43.72% |
Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Zetia * :
|Memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.61%||12.16%||20.06%||67.17% |
Severity of Memory loss when taking Zetia ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory loss||18.18%||63.64%||18.18%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory loss||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (83 people, 21.17%)
- Hypertension (42 people, 10.71%)
- Depression (42 people, 10.71%)
- Insomnia (28 people, 7.14%)
- Osteoporosis (27 people, 6.89%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (118 people, 30.10%)
- Aspirin (108 people, 27.55%)
- Nexium (80 people, 20.41%)
- Plavix (79 people, 20.15%)
- Ambien (62 people, 15.82%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs? (1 answer)
Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
- What's wrong with me?
I have always been very impatient about everything. I'm never on time
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)
I just can't seem to do it and always have to ask for help or have someone do it for me! I get very frustrated easily.
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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lisinopril 5mg as needed bupropion 300mg x1
fluoxetine 20mg x1 alprazolam 0.5mg - bedtime
vigil 250mg x1 melatonin 3mg - bedtime
aubagio 14mg. x1 diphenhydramine 50mg - bedtime
carvedilol 6.25mg x1 aspirin 500mg - bedtime
bupropion 300mg x1
baclofen 10mg as needed DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?
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I have had GA for 2 years now, however it has gotten progressively worse the past 6 months. It has now spread over 80% of my body. I am seeing an Endocrinologist next week as I believe my thyroid may play a big role in this. My Regular Dr. suggested I speak to Endocrinologist about a drug called Methotrexate. Has anyone taken this for GA, and if so, can you please tell me if it is working, side effects etc?
I am desperate for some relief!
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I can not remember the majority or most of my past.I am very,very confused about things or stuff that I used to know everything about
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I am 58 and started taking ezetimibe (Ezetrol)10MG daily. I am experiencing memory loss and want to know how many patients taking ezietimibe are having this condition.
Southernlady on Jan, 9, 2014:
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