Could Narcolepsy cause Dementia - from FDA reports
Dementia is found among people with Narcolepsy, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, take medication Xyrem and have Cataplexy. We study 10 people who have Dementia and Narcolepsy from FDA. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.
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Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally) can be treated by Provigil, Nuvigil, Xyrem, Modafinil, Ritalin (latest reports from 22,826 Narcolepsy patients)
Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, dementia (latest reports from 18,313 Dementia patients).
On Dec, 23, 2016
10 people who have Narcolepsy and Dementia are studied.
Number of reports submitted per year:
Gender of people who have Narcolepsy and experience Dementia *:
- female: 50 %
- male: 50 %
Age of people who have Narcolepsy and experience Dementia *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 0.0 %
- 50-59: 20 %
- 60+: 80 %
Top co-existing conditions for these people *:
- Cataplexy (5 people, 50.00%)
- Pain (2 people, 20.00%)
- Hyperthyroidism (2 people, 20.00%)
- Tardive Dyskinesia (1 person, 10.00%)
- Cardiac Disorder (1 person, 10.00%)
Most common drugs for these people *:
- Xyrem (8 people, 80.00%)
- Provigil (3 people, 30.00%)
- Percocet (2 people, 20.00%)
- Depakote (2 people, 20.00%)
- Adderall (2 people, 20.00%)
Top symptoms for these people *:
- Head Injury (3 people, 30.00%)
- Fall (3 people, 30.00%)
- Cholecystitis Infective (2 people, 20.00%)
- Cardiomyopathy (2 people, 20.00%)
- Arrhythmias (2 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
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