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Review: Aricept and Namenda





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 2,861 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 memory loss. (latest outcomes from Aricept 15,465 users)

Namenda has active ingredients of memantine hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia. (latest outcomes from Namenda 7,212 users)

On Dec, 5, 2014: 2,861 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)
15.79%
(6 of 38 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)
15.38%
(4 of 26 people)
24.14%
(7 of 29 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 StateTremorAnaemiaConfusional State
SomnolenceFallOedema PeripheralConvulsionFallConstipationAortic StenosisSomnolence
DizzinessAgitationGait DisturbanceGait DisturbanceHypothyroidismDrug Withdrawal SyndromeFallFall
FallDecreased AppetiteNauseaSoporSyncopeFrontotemporal DementiaBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedDizziness
AstheniaAbnormal BehaviourErythemaSomnolenceDisorientationHallucinations, MixedAsthenia
AgitationConfusional StateSomnolenceSyncopeConvulsionPrimary Progressive AphasiaUrinary Tract Infection
InsomniaConvulsionDiarrhoeaUrinary Tract InfectionGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationAnxietyFatigue
NauseaContusionAbdominal DiscomfortSpeech DisorderDementiaBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedAgitation
FatigueDizzinessHeadacheParanoiaMalnutritionDrowsinessTremor
DiarrhoeaLoss Of ConsciousnessFallBlood Creatinine IncreasedHypernatraemiaNauseaNausea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Aricept is effective11.76%
(8 of 68 people)
6.25%
(3 of 48 people)
Namenda is effective16.13%
(10 of 62 people)
11.11%
(5 of 45 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/an/a0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
6.63%
(12 of 181 people)
Namenda is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
8.05%
(14 of 174 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes MellitusLip SwellingPharyngitis StreptococcalVentricular FibrillationSuicide AttemptFatigueFallConfusional State
DeathEcchymosisNeutrophil Count DecreasedCondition AggravatedDepressionDeathAstheniaSomnolence
Cardiac Failure CongestiveBlood Pressure AbnormalHospitalisationCognitive DisorderHeadacheDizzinessFall
ConstipationAgitationWeight IncreasedConfusional StateGait DisturbanceDizziness
Sexual DysfunctionDrug Effect DecreasedTremorChest PainAsthenia
ConvulsionMiosisHeadacheUrinary Tract Infection
ApraxiaBrain OedemaConfusional StateFatigue
Muscle SpasmsMultiple SclerosisCardiac Failure CongestiveAgitation
HypotensionNauseaLethargyTremor
Impaired Work AbilityVision BlurredConvulsionNausea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • How do you cure tarry, black stools from aricept?
    I have had very dark, tarry stools since August. It's easy to find warnings about this side effect of Aricept but I have never heard and cannot find any suggestion for curing this condition. I would greatly appreciate knowing any actions that have cured this nuisance in other patients. Thanks in advance.
  • 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?
    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 dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
  • Is there any data to suggest that patients with parathyroidectomy are less prone to alzheimer's disease? no such study?
    My wife has a cousin who had a parathyroidectomy to remove a cancer and thinks that it's the reason why he, alone in his extended family, has not developed Alzheimer's. I know hyperparath can cause dementia sometimes confused w. A.D, but a follow up study on parathyroidectomy patients might reveal unexpected findings.
  • Accutane could cause alteration of chromosone 6 resulting in hla b27 antigen (3 answers)
    Start taking Accutane 1982 first experimental group

    Note of symptoms start of early menopause age 42

    Herpes simplex blisters due to heat

    Conjunctivitis

    Wheezing

    Hypertension

    Inflammatory arthritis

    spondylitis

    Nerve damage

    Daughter started Accutane at 16 when I was experiencing my menopause symptoms and coincidentally her symptoms were the same symptoms I was having during menopause
  • Does donepezil cause increased appetite?
    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!!!!

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • seems to black out standing up after bowel movements but not always.

    Reply

    nurse14 on Aug, 27, 2014:

    Hi I am a RN and the symptoms you are describing are very dangerous!! Your heart rate is dropping so low due to pressure on the vagus nerve when you are exerting yourself during a bowel movement. Please call your doctor as soon as possible or go to the ER, as you can fall and seriously get hurt!!

    Reply

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • Are these drugs compatible? Does the Azilect help with falling as well as tremors?

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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 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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