Review: Aricept and Namenda
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Aricept and Namenda. It is created by eHealthMe based on 2,704 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 31, 2014: 2,704 people who reported to have interactions when taking Aricept, Namenda are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride)
- Namenda (memantine hydrochloride)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Aricept, Namenda:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)||918|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||448|
|Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)||349|
|Urinary Tract Infection||318|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||294|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Aricept, Namenda:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Disorientation (disability in which the senses of time, direction, and recognition of people and places)||39|
|Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)||37|
|Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||34|
|Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)||30|
|Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)||22|
|Hypernatraemia (an abnormally high plasma concentration of sodium ions)||22|
|Malnutrition (condition that results from eating a diet in which certain nutrients are lacking)||20|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dementia alzheimer's type
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Memantine hcl
- Donepezil hcl
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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On eHealthMe, Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) is often used to treat alzheimer's disease. Namenda (memantine hydrochloride) is often used to treat dementia. 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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- Namenda is used in:
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