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Review: Aricept and Namenda

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Aricept and Namenda. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,860 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,455 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease.

Namenda (latest outcomes from 7,196 users) has active ingredients of memantine hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia.

On Jul, 18, 2014: 2,860 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 IncreasedHypernatraemiaNauseaConvulsion

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

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

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Recurring Vasovagal Episodes (4 times in 4 years) during bowel/intestinal pain and evacuatiom related to moderate to severe constipation. After 4th time, Bradycardia issues continue past the first 24 hours period after episode.

    Reply

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • Doesn't frequently urinate during the day if at all. Liquids limited after 6:30pm. Refuses to use toilet. Urinates and has bowel movements in sleep. Urine penetrates 2 adult diapers, all clothing, 2 incontinence bed pads, sheets, and additional bed pad under sheet. Bed most often gets soaked from head pillows to 3/4 down the mattress.

    Reply

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