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Review: Risperdal and Aricept

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Risperdal and Aricept. It is created by eHealthMe based on 919 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 2, 2014: 919 people who reported to have interactions when taking Risperdal, Aricept are studied

Trend of Risperdal, Aricept's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (8545783)

Drug combinations in study:
- Risperdal (risperidone)
- Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Risperdal, Aricept:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Asthenia (weakness)210
Fall208
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)206
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)174
Confusional State170
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)168
Gait Disturbance138
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)130
Aggression128
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)126

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Risperdal, Aricept:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)30
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus24
Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)23
Confusional State18
Speech Disorder16
Fall14
Pneumonia14
Back Pain12
Cellulitis (infection under the skin)12
Dementia Alzheimer's Type (loss of mental ability with alzheimer's symptom)12

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Risperdal0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%
Aricept0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%33.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type
  2. Dementia
  3. Depression
  4. Hypertension
  5. Ill-defined disorder

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel
  2. Namenda
  3. Aspirin
  4. Donepezil hcl
  5. Zyprexa

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Risperdal (risperidone) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) is often used to treat alzheimer's disease. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Just want to know if there are adverse effects of this combination of drugs. It's for my mother and her family doctor has prescribed some of the medication without my knowledge (I have power of attorney).

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