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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 reports of 941 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Risperdal (latest outcomes from 42,216 users) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,462 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 941 people who take Risperdal, Aricept are studied

Risperdal, Aricept outcomes

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

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Risperdal is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
n/an/an/a
Aricept is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PneumoniaAgitationUrinary Tract InfectionArrhythmiaConfusional StateSchizophrenian/aFall
SomnolenceFallAgranulocytosisSpeech DisorderMuscle RigidityOnychomycosisConfusional State
HypotensionGait DisturbanceType 2 Diabetes MellitusBradycardiaDiarrhoeaSkin FissuresAgitation
LethargyComaPleurothotonusConfusional StateDeath UnexplainedSleep Apnoea SyndromeAggression
Depressed Level Of ConsciousnessAggressionConvulsionDeath NosNormal Pressure HydrocephalusXerosisSomnolence
Pulmonary EmbolismLoss Of ConsciousnessConfusional StateMalaiseSomnolenceType 2 Diabetes MellitusHypotension
Gait DisturbanceAnorexiaCerebrovascular AccidentBlood Cholesterol IncreasedVomitingHyperkeratosisGait Disturbance
Extrapyramidal DisorderHypertoniaPneumoniaLoss Of ConsciousnessCerebral AtrophyPolysubstance DependenceDehydration
DehydrationConfusional StateSeptic ShockCardio-respiratory ArrestWeight DecreasedCellulitisTremor
Loss Of ConsciousnessUrinary Tract InfectionDecubitus UlcerGait DisturbanceTardive DyskinesiaBack PainConvulsion

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Risperdal is effective25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
Aricept is effective27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
FallDehydration
Confusional StateFall
Urinary Tract InfectionAgitation
ConvulsionAggression
Gait DisturbanceAsthenia
TremorConfusional State
AgitationPyrexia
SomnolenceSomnolence
HypotensionPneumonia
HallucinationHypotension

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Risperdal is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
12.50%
(2 of 16 people)
Aricept is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/a20.00%
(3 of 15 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cardiac Failure CongestiveSimple Partial Seizuresn/aMyalgiaSomnolenceConvulsionChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseFall
Impaired Gastric EmptyingDrug IneffectiveDepression NecWeight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusConfusional StateAgitation
HypoglycaemiaMuscle RigidityCerebral AtrophyOnychomycosisDiabetes MellitusConfusional State
MalnutritionFatiguePsychotic DisorderHyperkeratosisConvulsionDehydration
Renal Failure ChronicConfusional StateTooth ImpactedChest PainCerebrovascular AccidentTremor
Staphylococcal InfectionCreatine Phosphokinase DecreasedConfusional StatePolysubstance DependenceGait DisturbanceSomnolence
SepsisDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessMigraineDementia Alzheimer's TypeDyspnoeaAggression
Respiratory FailureAutonomic Nervous System ImbalanceDiabetes MellitusSkin FissuresMyocardial InfarctionGait Disturbance
Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageLibido DecreasedXerosisBack PainHypotension
Decubitus UlcerFluid RetentionSleep Apnoea SyndromeFatiguePyrexia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...

  • Does donepezil cause increased appetite?
    (Asked by a 70 year old woman who has Excessive Hunger, and takes Donepezil)
    I WOULD SIMPLY LIKE TO KNOW IF DONEPEZIL CAUSES AN INCREASE IN APPETITE!! WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR ANSWER SOON AND APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!!!

  • I have a brother that is 14 years old & his being taking risperdal for 9 years already & i want to know if that medication is causing my brother on over weight, having breast & being aggressive?
    (Asked by a 15 year old boy who has Seizures, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and takes Risperdal, Topamax, Onfi, Guanfacine Hydrochloride, Phentermine Hydrochloride)
    Please I need information so I can help my brother because he doesn't talk am his oldest sister thank you

  • Does risperdal cause epileptic focus disorder?
    (Asked by a 50 year old woman who has Seizures Epileptic Focus Disorder, and takes Risperdal)
    i have a brain injury,that causes a rare seizure disorder called epileptic focus disorder,id like to know how i got the brain injury???? is it from my risperidal/risperdone? also is it from carbomazipine?

  • Can abilify increase hallucinations in a person with frontotemporal lobe dementia?
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Frontotemporal Dementia, Macular Degeneration, Depression - Elderly, Arthritis, High Blood Cholesterol, Heart Disease - Aging, and takes Centrum Silver, Vitamin D, Effexor, Dexilant, Namenda, Abilify, Aricept, Bentyl, Lipitor, Plavix, Voltaren)
    I was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia 4 years ago. I have experienced hallucinations at times over the last 2 years usually related with a UTI. One ongoing hallucination that I have that is not related to UTI is seeing bugs burrowing in my arms. I also tend to see people who are not there at ...

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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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