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Review: taking Aricept and Namenda together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Aricept and Namenda together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Aricept and Namenda. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,863 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from 15,467 Aricept users)

Namenda has active ingredients of memantine hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia. (latest outcomes from 7,222 Namenda users)

On Feb, 6, 2015: 2,863 people who take Aricept, Namenda are studied

Aricept, Namenda outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride)
- Namenda (memantine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Aricept is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
4.17%
(1 of 24 people)
10.53%
(2 of 19 people)
5.88%
(1 of 17 people)
17.95%
(7 of 39 people)
8.33%
(1 of 12 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Namenda is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
5.56%
(1 of 18 people)
10.53%
(2 of 19 people)
14.81%
(4 of 27 people)
26.67%
(8 of 30 people)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Confusional StateSomnolenceDizzinessConfusional StateConfusional StateConstipationAnaemiaConfusional State
SomnolenceFallOedema PeripheralConvulsionConvulsionTremorAortic StenosisSomnolence
DizzinessAgitationGait DisturbanceGait DisturbanceFallDiarrhoea AggravatedFallFall
FallDecreased AppetiteNauseaSoporSyncopeLewy Body DementiaBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedDizziness
AstheniaAbnormal BehaviourErythemaSomnolenceDisorientationPrimary Progressive AphasiaAsthenia
AgitationConfusional StateSomnolenceFallHypothyroidismFrontotemporal DementiaUrinary Tract Infection
InsomniaConvulsionDiarrhoeaConfusionHypernatraemiaDrug Withdrawal SyndromeFatigue
NauseaContusionAbdominal DiscomfortSyncopeMalnutritionBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedAgitation
FatigueDizzinessHeadacheBlood Creatinine IncreasedConfusionNauseaTremor
DiarrhoeaLoss Of ConsciousnessFallSpeech DisorderDementiaDrowsinessNausea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Aricept is effective13.04%
(9 of 69 people)
6.25%
(3 of 48 people)
Namenda is effective17.46%
(11 of 63 people)
10.87%
(5 of 46 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Confusional StateConfusional State
SomnolenceDizziness
FallSomnolence
Urinary Tract InfectionAsthenia
DizzinessFall
TremorNausea
AstheniaFatigue
AgitationDiarrhoea
FatigueGait Disturbance
ConvulsionDehydration

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Aricept is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
6.63%
(12 of 181 people)
Namenda is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
7.91%
(14 of 177 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes MellitusLip SwellingPharyngitis StreptococcalVentricular FibrillationSuicide AttemptDeathFallConfusional State
DeathEcchymosisNeutrophil Count DecreasedCondition AggravatedDepressionFatigueAstheniaSomnolence
Cardiac Failure CongestiveBlood Pressure AbnormalHospitalisationCognitive DisorderConfusional StateDizzinessFall
ConstipationAgitationWeight IncreasedHeadacheGait DisturbanceDizziness
Sexual DysfunctionDrug Effect DecreasedTremorChest PainAsthenia
ConvulsionVision BlurredHeadacheUrinary Tract Infection
ApraxiaMiosisConfusional StateFatigue
Muscle SpasmsNauseaCardiac Failure CongestiveAgitation
HypotensionBrain OedemaLethargyTremor
Impaired Work AbilityMultiple SclerosisConvulsionNausea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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