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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 (what 42,211 Risperdal users reported?) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is used in bipolar disorder.

Aricept (what 15,458 Aricept users reported?) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is used in alzheimer's disease.

On Sep, 24, 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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  • Having dreams, severe anxiety,sleeping a lot during day, not sleeping at night, mask face, frightened,

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  • 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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On eHealthMe, Risperdal (risperidone) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) is often used to treat memory loss. 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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