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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 2,704 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 31, 2014: 2,704 people who reported to have interactions when taking Aricept, Namenda are studied

Trend of Aricept, Namenda's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4782148)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Aricept, Namenda:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)918
Confusional State804
Asthenia (weakness)651
Fall572
Dizziness517
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)448
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)349
Urinary Tract Infection318
Gait Disturbance300
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)294

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Aricept, Namenda:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Confusional State46
Disorientation (disability in which the senses of time, direction, and recognition of people and places)39
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)37
Fall34
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)34
Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)30
Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)22
Hypernatraemia (an abnormally high plasma concentration of sodium ions)22
Dementia (madness)20
Malnutrition (condition that results from eating a diet in which certain nutrients are lacking)20

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Aricept18.52%40.74%18.52%14.81%7.41%
Namenda24.14%37.93%31.03%6.90%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type
  2. Dementia
  3. Hypertension
  4. Depression
  5. Amnesia

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin
  2. Memantine hcl
  3. Seroquel
  4. Lipitor
  5. Donepezil hcl

* Approximation only. 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 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.

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

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Comments from related studies:

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  • From this study (3 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.

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  • From this study (6 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.

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