Review: could Aricept cause Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable?
We study 14,904 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable. Find out below who they are, when they have Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable and more.
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Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,457 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease.
Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable
Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable (latest reports from 59,604 patients) has been reported by people with indigestion, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder.
On Aug, 13, 2014: 14,903 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 43 people (0.29%) have Arm And Leg Movements - Uncontrollable. They amount to 0.07% of all the 59,660 people who have Arm And Leg Movements - Uncontrollable on eHealthMe.
Time on Aricept when people have Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable||11.11%||11.11%||11.11%||22.22%||44.44%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable when taking Aricept * :
|Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable||77.27%||22.73% |
Age of people who have Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable when taking Aricept * :
|Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.13%||94.87% |
Severity of Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable when taking Aricept ** :
How people recovered from Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dementia alzheimer's type (9 people, 20.93%)
- Dementia (4 people, 9.30%)
- Hallucination (3 people, 6.98%)
- Cognitive disorder (2 people, 4.65%)
- Depression (2 people, 4.65%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Risperdal (8 people, 18.60%)
- Zyprexa (6 people, 13.95%)
- Synthroid (5 people, 11.63%)
- Lexapro (5 people, 11.63%)
- Memantine hcl (5 people, 11.63%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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My son began having autistic tantrums at school & would pound his head on the floor; neurologist prescribed Celexa to stop self-injurious behavior. After 2 years,doctor changed prescription to Lexapro. Experienced pain in feet/lower legs upon standing/walking more than 1 hour. Age 11 (2006), nerve disfunction began (said his feet felt "sparkly"). I noticed left leg bowing out at knee when he walked down stairs. Began severe muscle spasms when laid down to go to sleep. The spasms/nerve pain became severe & increased difficulty falling/staying asleep. Spasms continued through 1st 1-2 hours of sleep; spasms drew his leg/legs up like a frog. Slept through spasms; they occurred every night & followed a full-body "jerk". Spasms always occurred on the left, & right leg would draw up into a frogleg position. Doctor added Seroquel for severe insomnia. Podiatrist diagnosed shortened achiles tendons in feet/ankles. 6 months after the spasms began, left foot began to change & severe episodes of memory loss occurred(he did not where he was, who he was or who his teachers, classmates, or I were). Would scream & hit his head with his fists. Doctor suspected ALD; tests were negative. W/in 4 months (age 12), left foot deformed into clubfoot/calf smaller. Diagnosed w/spasticity, dystonia, cerebral palsy. Since achiles tendon/club foot developed, can't stand/walk more than 20-30 minutes without foot/leg pain. Doctors suspect neuromuscular disorder but have not diagnosed specific type. 2008-2009, had botox injections in calves but treatment stopped working. Had 2 foot surgeries in 2009 to reposition left foot & release achiles tendon. Left foot much shorter, wider & thicker than right. Developed dystonia/spasticity in forearms/hands 2008. Taking Tizanidine and Mirapex for help control/lesson the spasming & nerve disfunction since 2008. Weaned off Seroquel & Lexapro (2011/2012), because Seroquel made drowsy/caused Acanthosis nigricans; Lexapro made confused.
jennifer on Jul, 27, 2014:
Female 39, have had 2.5 years enlarged groin muscle serve pain in trochanter area, priformus, more recently now also have cervical dystonia, 9 Weeks now. One of my scans of hips said nail patella syndrom can you tell me more about that, what or means for you, or where to get info.
Christi on Oct, 11, 2012:
How do his thumb nails look? Are they absent or split, or have a triangular lunulae? If yes to any of these questions, please research a genetic disease called Nail Patella Syndrome. Myself and 3 of my 4 children have it. Good luck!
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I went to my Dr. and asked about seeing a rheumatologist to find out if I had fibromyalgia. I was in a lot of pain and it was the day after the anniversary of my father's death. She gave me a depression test and prescribed the medication. I took it and started going into a dystonic reaction. My muscles were seizing, I could not communicate, and my pain level increased drastically. The Dr. at the ER recognized that it was dystonia and gave me benedryl. I have never fully recovered though. Afterwards, I began having pseudo-seizures and panic attacks regularly and also continue to have difficulties communicating and am not who I used to be. This has been devastating to my life and I have lost several jobs due to it. This was in June of 2011 and I am still having issues regularly.
Nancy on Jul, 14, 2014:
Okay the person who said they got dystonic reation from Zoloft are you really not any better???
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