Hydrocodone and Dementia - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Dementia is found among people who take Hydrocodone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Hydrocodone and have Dementia. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,845 people who have side effects when taking Hydrocodone from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Mar, 22, 2023

5,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrocodone.
Among them, 12 people (0.21%) have Dementia.

What is Hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone has active ingredients of hydrocodone bitartrate; ibuprofen. eHealthMe is studying from 5,889 Hydrocodone users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Dementia?

Dementia (madness) is found to be associated with 2,414 drugs and 1,724 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Hydrocodone and Dementia reports submitted per year:

Could Hydrocodone cause Dementia?

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Hydrocodone *:

  • female: 63.64 %
  • male: 36.36 %

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Hydrocodone *:

  • 0-1: 10 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 90 %

Common drugs people take besides Hydrocodone *:

  1. Aspirin: 4 people, 33.33%
  2. Tylenol: 3 people, 25.00%
  3. Aleve: 3 people, 25.00%
  4. Metformin: 3 people, 25.00%
  5. Jakafi: 3 people, 25.00%
  6. Acetaminophen: 2 people, 16.67%
  7. Lyrica: 2 people, 16.67%
  8. Hydroxyzine: 2 people, 16.67%
  9. Escitalopram: 2 people, 16.67%
  10. Lexapro: 2 people, 16.67%

Common side effects people have besides Dementia *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 5 people, 41.67%
  2. Confusional State: 5 people, 41.67%
  3. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation): 3 people, 25.00%
  4. Fall: 3 people, 25.00%
  5. Drowsiness: 3 people, 25.00%
  6. Facial Paralysis (loss of function of face muscle): 3 people, 25.00%
  7. Cognitive Disorder (mental health disorders affects learning, memory, perception, and problem solving): 3 people, 25.00%
  8. Muscle Rigidity (muscle stiffness): 3 people, 25.00%
  9. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement): 3 people, 25.00%
  10. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body): 3 people, 25.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Pain: 2 people, 16.67%
  2. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 2 people, 16.67%
  3. Quit Smoking: 1 person, 8.33%
  4. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (primary high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart): 1 person, 8.33%
  5. Neuralgia (pain in one or more nerves): 1 person, 8.33%
  6. Multiple Allergies (allergy to multiple agents): 1 person, 8.33%
  7. High Blood Cholesterol: 1 person, 8.33%
  8. Gastric Disorder (disease of stomach): 1 person, 8.33%
  9. Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body): 1 person, 8.33%
  10. Bone Pain: 1 person, 8.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Hydrocodone and have Dementia?

Check whether Dementia is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on hydrocodone bitartrate; ibuprofen (the active ingredients of Hydrocodone) and Hydrocodone (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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