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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 14,910 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 has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss. (latest outcomes from Aricept 15,465 users)

Abnormal dreams

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

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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  • How do you cure tarry, black stools from aricept?
    (Asked by a 82 year old man who has Stools - Black Or Tarry, and takes Aricept)
    I have had very dark, tarry stools since August. It's easy to find warnings about this side effect of Aricept but I have never heard and cannot find any suggestion for curing this condition. I would greatly appreciate knowing any actions that have cured this nuisance in other patients. Thanks in advance.
  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
    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 dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
  • Does donepezil cause increased appetite?
    (Asked by a 70 year old woman who has Excessive Hunger, and takes Donepezil)
    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!!!!
  • Can abilify increase hallucinations in a person with frontotemporal lobe dementia?
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Frontotemporal Dementia, Macular Degeneration, Depression - Elderly, Arthritis, High Blood Cholesterol, Heart Disease - Aging, and takes Centrum Silver, Vitamin D, Effexor, Dexilant, Namenda, Abilify, Aricept, Bentyl, Lipitor, Plavix, Voltaren)
    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 times. They do not speak, just usually stand there. My doctor recently added abilify to my medications to help with my depression and hallucinations. However I am now having problems sleeping, my hallucinations have increased, & I feel more paranoid/scared. Can abilify cause hallucinations? My doctor says that it doesn't.
  • Has anyone else had a doctor who found a sufficient solution, such as sleeping medication, etc. to deal with the supposedly "rare"side effect of debilitating nightmares while taking viibryd? (2 answers)
    (Asked by a 53 year old woman who has Abnormal Dreams, and takes Viibryd)
    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 sleep at any time day or night. Makes me feel terrible the next day and I have tried the drug both at night and in the morning and have found no relief from the nightmares.

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    (Posted by a 74 year old man who has Abnormal Dreams, and takes Nicotine Polacrilex)
    I had a dream in which I was aware of everything that was happening in the room around me, but purely auditory, I could hear the tv sound plainly but everything visual was very blurred. I tried to stand and was unable to balance myself. When I forced myself to my feet, I tried to call for help and someones arms and hands tried to help me stand and walk but I kept falling backwards to the couch on which I was sleeping. My wife was in the room and I tried calling out to her for help. I could only say her name and no matter how hard I tried to speak all that came out was a week, distorted sound of her name. This continued for several minutes. I finally forced myself awake but for a few moments I was extremely confused. The dream was vivid, and quite frightening and to be honest I still do not know how much of it was a dream or reality. I fell asleep with a 2mg lozenge of Polacrilex in in my mouth. When I awoke most of the lozenge had turned to a gummy, powderlike form under my tongue.
  • Zopiclone causing sweating and memory loss
    (Posted by a 66 year old woman who has Insomnia, Short-Term Memory Loss, Hyperlipidaemia, and takes Zopiclone, Donepezil, Atorvastatin Calcium, Aspirin, Folic Acid, Q10, Propranolol Hydrochloride)
    Been on 10mg Zopivane for probably 5 - 10 years. In 2013 migrated to 15mg Zopiclone. Previously experienced hot flashes 3 times a week and in 2013 has increased to 3 to 5 times a night. Usually I have 3 hours sleep, then after midnight the flashed start. In the morning there are sopping wet clothes all around my bed. Doctor has prescribed a beta blocker to alleviate the sweats, but there is no change. Short term memory is poor - could the Z pill be causing this?

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