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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 2,864 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

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On Mar, 9, 2015: 2,864 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)

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)

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 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 DisturbanceFallLewy Body DementiaFallFall
FallDecreased AppetiteNauseaSoporSyncopeHallucination, VisualBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedDizziness
AstheniaAbnormal BehaviourErythemaSomnolenceDisorientationDiarrhoea AggravatedAsthenia
AgitationConfusional StateSomnolenceFallHypothyroidismPrimary Progressive AphasiaUrinary Tract Infection
InsomniaConvulsionDiarrhoeaConfusionHypernatraemiaDrug Withdrawal SyndromeFatigue
NauseaContusionAbdominal DiscomfortSyncopeMalnutritionBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedAgitation
FatigueDizzinessHeadacheBlood Creatinine IncreasedConfusionNauseaTremor
DiarrhoeaLoss Of ConsciousnessFallSpeech DisorderDementiaDrowsinessNausea

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

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

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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On eHealthMe, Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) is often used to treat memory loss. 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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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