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Review: could Aricept cause Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable (Movement - uncontrolled or slow)?

Summary: Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable is found among people who take Aricept, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Risperdal, and have Dementia alzheimer's type. We study 14,914 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 has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from 15,469 Aricept users)

Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable

Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable has been reported by people with indigestion, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder. (latest reports from 16,232 Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable patients)

On May, 12, 2015: 14,914 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 43 people (0.29%) have Arm And Leg Movements - Uncontrollable.

Trend of Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable11.11%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 - uncontrollable77.27%22.73%

Age of people who have Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable when taking Aricept * :

Arm and leg movements - uncontrollable0.00%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 * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (9 people, 20.93%)
  2. Dementia (4 people, 9.30%)
  3. Hallucination (3 people, 6.98%)
  4. Cognitive disorder (2 people, 4.65%)
  5. Depression (2 people, 4.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperdal (8 people, 18.60%)
  2. Zyprexa (6 people, 13.95%)
  3. Synthroid (5 people, 11.63%)
  4. Lexapro (5 people, 11.63%)
  5. Memantine hcl (5 people, 11.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • My husband was diagnosed with Dementia a little over 2 years ago. I believe it had began a year or so before diagnosis because he lost the ability to write and his driving had became erratic, drifting off edge of hardtop road, drove too fast, etc. I took him to our doctor and asked for an appointment with a neurologist because I knew something was wrong. He falls every now and then, on average of about once a week, or two weeks. He can no longer take care of himself in bathing, brushing teeth,shaving, etc. I have to help him into and out of the bathtub and towel him dry. He can still dress himself in the mornings but not after bath because it tires him out. He has trouble feeding himself but is still able to. I have to be sure his food is cut into small pieces and he has to use a big spoon for eating. He uses his thumb to push food onto the spoon. I have to watch him closely when eating because he takes too big of bites. He shambles when he walks, sometimes worse than others. If we have to go shopping for anything, I have to make him hold onto the shopping buggy for support to keep from falling. He walks extremely slowly. He takes the medicine in the above spaces but I can't tell if it is helping him or not. He has steadily gotten worse over the past two years, since diagnosis. He was prone to nosebleeds as a child and I thought maybe that was why he began to have nosebleeds again but they are starting to really bleed profusely when they bleed, which seems to be every few days, or sooner and sometimes more than once a day. If you have any infomation that may be helpful in his case, please advise. He does have high blood pressure and is on low dose aspirin.


  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Balance and gait issues. I am currently using a cane. Pain feels like it is in the nerve and bones in legs, feet, arms and hands. Fingers and toes feel like they are trning into stones. Fatgue is a major part in all of this too.


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