Aricept and Abnormal dreams - from FDA reports


Summary

Abnormal dreams is found among people who take Aricept, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Namenda, and have Dementia alzheimer's type . We study 17,869 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA. Among them, 101 have Abnormal dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Abnormal dreams and more.

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Aricept

Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from Aricept 18,824 users)

Abnormal Dreams

Abnormal dreams has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 21,720 Abnormal dreams patients).

On Feb, 13, 2017

17,869 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 101 people (0.57%) have Abnormal Dreams


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Abnormal dreams?

Time on Aricept when people have Abnormal Dreams *:

  • < 1 month: 38.46 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 38.46 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Abnormal Dreams when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 55 %
  • male: 45 %

Age of people who have Abnormal Dreams when taking Aricept *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.27 %
  • 40-49: 5.06 %
  • 50-59: 6.33 %
  • 60+: 87.34 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (13 people, 12.87%)
  • Dementia (12 people, 11.88%)
  • Memory Loss (7 people, 6.93%)
  • Depression (7 people, 6.93%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (5 people, 4.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (21 people, 20.79%)
  • Lipitor (12 people, 11.88%)
  • Celebrex (10 people, 9.90%)
  • Zoloft (9 people, 8.91%)
  • Aspirin (8 people, 7.92%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Muscle Spasms (16 people, 15.84%)
  • Drowsiness (14 people, 13.86%)
  • Nausea (12 people, 11.88%)
  • Memory Loss (12 people, 11.88%)
  • Hallucinations (11 people, 10.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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