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Review: could Aricept cause Abnormal dreams?

Summary: Abnormal dreams could be caused by Aricept, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Namenda, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 14,892 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 15,445 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease, memory loss. Commonly reported side effects of Aricept include fall, weakness, nausea, nausea aggravated, confusional state.

Abnormal dreams

Abnormal dreams (latest reports from 120,234 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 14,806 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 89 people (0.60%) have Abnormal Dreams. They amount to 0.07% of all the 119,943 people who have Abnormal Dreams on eHealthMe.

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. Amnesia (4 people, 4.49%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (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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