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What could cause Hallucinations for a 88-year old woman?

This is a personalized study for a 88 year old female patient who has Dementia, Depression - Elderly. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 281 female patients aged 88 (±5) who take the same drugs from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Aricept (what 15,457 Aricept users reported?) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is used in memory loss.

Zoloft (what 78,149 Zoloft users reported?) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is used in depression.

What are the conditions

Dementia (what 46,595 Dementia patients reported?) can be treated by Aricept, Namenda, Seroquel, Donepezil, Exelon, Donepezil Hydrochloride.

Depression - elderly (what 358 Depression - Elderly patients reported?) can be treated by Lexapro, Zoloft, Citalopram Hydrobromide, Cymbalta, Celexa, Mirtazapine.

What is the symptom

Hallucinations (what 5,808 Hallucinations patients reported?) has been reported by people with pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, sleep disorder.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 281 females aged 83 (±5) who take Aricept, Zoloft are studied

Aricept, Zoloft outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 83

Gender: female

Conditions: Dementia, Depression - Elderly

Drugs taking:
- Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride): used for < 1 month
- Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride): used for 1 - 6 months

Drug interactions have: moderate hallucinations

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports
among females aged 83 (±5) who take the drugs
Hallucinations 0 (0.00%)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

SymptomNumber of reports
among females aged 83 (±5) who have the condition, regardless of which drug is taken
Hallucinations in Dementia37 (2.72%)
Hallucinations in Depression - Elderly0 (0.00%)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effectNumber of reports
among females aged 83 (±5) who take the same drug
Hallucinations in Aricept60 (1.50%)
Hallucinations in Zoloft37 (1.40%)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Aricept is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Zoloft is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DiarrhoeaRespiratory DistressFemoral Neck FractureArthritisHypernatraemian/an/aDepressed Level Of Consciousness
NauseaGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationAnaemiaShort-term Memory LossFallConfusional State
HeadacheDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessHallucinationInsomnia Related To Another Mental ConditionConfusional StateFall
Atrial FibrillationHepatitis FulminantDizzinessDisorientationConfusion
Sinus BradycardiaPneumonia AspirationNauseaMalnutritionSedation
Supraventricular ExtrasystolesHepatomegalyPsychomotor RetardationHypothyroidismDehydration
MalaiseRenal Failure AcuteRunny NosePsychomotor RetardationNausea
Atrial TachycardiaAmmonia IncreasedHigh Blood PressureHydrocephalusDysphagia
Renal FailureDeliriumBlood Creatinine IncreasedMemory ImpairmentSpeech Disorder Nec
Blood Glucose DecreasedAsthmaLower Leg PainGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationLiver Function Tests Nos Abnormal

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • donepezil HCl
    sertraline HCl

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • fet sick from pravastatin
    black stools
    took aricept and doctor and guardian put me in memorory loss care facility cause I would not take the medication because make me sick it is poison me
    i have 2d grade achool from poland an can't read or write good
    I feel like they are killing me with drugs

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Have feelings similar to hangover.. Sometimes short lived other times all day. Tiredness and malaise.

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