Drug interactions are reported among people who take Sertraline hydrochloride and Donepezil together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Sertraline hydrochloride and Donepezil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,485 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Sertraline hydrochloride has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Sertraline hydrochloride 13,356 users)
Donepezil has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia alzheimer's type. (latest outcomes from Donepezil 6,115 users)
On Sep, 16, 2016
1,485 people who take Sertraline Hydrochloride, Donepezil are studied.
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I am writing to share that the burning sensation that we initially associated with Donepezil is actually anxiety and not because of the drug. My mom is 83, diagnosed with Alzheimer's 4 months ago (August 2015). Her neurologist gave her Donepezil around October. My mom is quite averse to taking meds and she got stressed by the mere idea of taking any. When the doctor added Donepezil after Abixa, she started experiencing severe burning sensation on her back a week after,usually occurring between 4-5AM. Her feet also felt like ice to her even though they're normal to the touch. The doctor wasn't available for consultation for a few weeks so I googled for any connection. I read that burning sensations are caused by stress but then I read about another daughter relating about her mother experiencing the burning sensation while taking Donepezil. That's when I got worried. One person recommended a warm towel. This seemed to work only when I'm with my mom but when I'm away, she had panic attacks. Another week passed and the sensation got worse and happened while I was at work. So I had to rush home to take her to the hospital but they said her heart and lungs were okay and that I had to consult with the doctor who issued her alz meds. We finally met the neurologist a week after and she assured us that donepezil is not the cause. She said my mom's anxiety is likely a condition pre-alzheimer's. I confirmed that it was but I wondered why she'd be stressed so early in the morning. Doctor said that it's very common, esp. since the anti-anxiety pill my mom started taking causes dreams to become very vivid. The doctor said she'll try a different anxiety drug. I asked if she can try placebo instead and she very kindly agreed. (Good thing my mom doesn't know what a placebo was) She told my mom that she'll issue something to be taken if my mom feels the burning sensation again. The next morning, my mom related that she started feeling the burning sensation again around 4AM but then she remembered that it was all in her head. And then she realized she had been dreaming a bad dream and that's what triggered the sensation. She calmed down and the burning subsided. She said I didn't have to give her that medicine the doctor issued and I assured I won't. The next day, she had another bad dream but she was able to relax faster than before and the burning went away faster. This is now her 5th day without burning sensation. I think the lesson here is for us to really get to know the patient's personality, to give them TLC. I'm really grateful to our neurologist for being kind and considerate of all these. I hope this story helps others.
On eHealthMe, Sertraline hydrochloride (sertraline hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Donepezil (donepezil hydrochloride) is often used to treat dementia alzheimer's type. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.
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