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Review: could Aricept cause Abnormal dreams?

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 - 6 months, also take medication Namenda, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 14,907 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 89 have Abnormal dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Abnormal dreams and more.

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Aricept

Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,463 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss.

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Abnormal dreams

Abnormal dreams (latest reports from 15,230 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

Trend of Abnormal dreams reports

On Nov, 25, 2014: 14,907 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 89 people (0.60%) have Abnormal Dreams.

Trend of Abnormal dreams in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Abnormal dreams * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Abnormal dreams30.00%50.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Abnormal dreams53.85%46.15%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abnormal dreams0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.35%5.41%2.70%90.54%

Severity of Abnormal dreams when taking Aricept ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Abnormal dreams ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (13 people, 14.61%)
  2. Dementia (8 people, 8.99%)
  3. Depression (6 people, 6.74%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (4 people, 4.49%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 4.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Namenda (19 people, 21.35%)
  2. Lipitor (13 people, 14.61%)
  3. Celebrex (10 people, 11.24%)
  4. Aspirin (10 people, 11.24%)
  5. Zoloft (9 people, 10.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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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 ...

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    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!!!!

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    I was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia 4 years ago. I have experienced hallucinations at times over the last 2 years usually related with a UTI. One ongoing hallucination that I have that is not related to UTI is seeing bugs burrowing in my arms. I also tend to see people who are not there at ...

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    Having debilitating nightmares on viibryd. Finding that this is a less than rare side effect. Dealing with all involved in a depressive episode is quite enough without having to also deal with this more than obnoxious side effect. Waking with panic attacks and have now developed a fear of going to ...

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    My Mom while recovering from a hip fracture in a rehab center was given Metoclopramide for 2 days when she suddenly (about 2-3 hours after her dose of metoclopramide at lunch time) became completely disoriented,lethargic and could not speak. She could barely swallow, and could not drink liquids even ...

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