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Could R-ALA, Alcar together cause Mental status changes?

Mental status changes: general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation.

This is a real world study of Mental status changes among people who take R-ALA, Alcar. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 23 reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

R-ala (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of alpha - lipoic acid.

Alcar (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of acetyl - l - carnitine.

On Nov, 1, 2014: 54 people reported to have side effects when taking R-ALA, Alcar. Among them, 23 people (42.59%) have Mental Status Changes.

Trend of Mental status changes in R-ALA, Alcar

Gender of people who have Mental status changes when taking the drugs * :

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Age of people who have Mental status changes when taking the drugs * :

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Severity of Mental status changes when taking the drugs ** :


How people recovered from Mental status changes ** :


* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

More about the drug combination: R-ALA, Alcar drug interactions

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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