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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 2,861 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,462 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss.

Trend of aricept reports

Namenda (latest outcomes from 7,209 users) has active ingredients of memantine hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia.

Trend of namenda reports

On Nov, 1, 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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    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 ...

  • Is there any data to suggest that patients with parathyroidectomy are less prone to alzheimer's disease? no such study?
    (Asked by a 81 year old man who has Hyperthyroidism And Alzheimer's, and takes Namenda Xr)
    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 ...

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    (Asked by a 49 year old woman who has Ankylosing Spondylitis, and takes Methotrexate, Celebrex, Memantine Hydrochloride)
    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 ...

  • Does donepezil cause increased appetite?
    (Asked by a 70 year old woman who has Excessive Hunger, and takes Donepezil)
    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!!!!

  • Can synthroid be taken with any of the drugs listed?
    (Asked by a 81 year old woman who has Dementia Of The Alzheimer's Type, With Delusions, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and takes Razadyne, Namenda, Clopidogrel, Citalopram Hydrobromide, Pravastatin Sodium, Mirtazapine, Exforge)
    My mother takes 9 drugs one of which is Synthroid. We are trying to spread out the amount of pills taken daily (A.M Noon Evening and bedtime) so she isn't taking four or more at a time.

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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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