Aricept and Blood potassium increased - from FDA reports


Summary

Blood potassium increased is found among people who take Aricept, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Dementia alzheimer's type . We study 17,869 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA. Among them, 173 have Blood potassium increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood potassium increased and more.

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Aricept

Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from Aricept 18,824 users)

Blood Potassium Increased

Blood potassium increased has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, diabetes, pain (latest reports from 34,998 Blood potassium increased patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

17,869 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 173 people (0.97%) have Blood Potassium Increased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Blood potassium increased?

Time on Aricept when people have Blood Potassium Increased *:

  • < 1 month: 42.31 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.85 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 26.92 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Blood Potassium Increased when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 67.06 %
  • male: 32.94 %

Age of people who have Blood Potassium Increased when taking Aricept *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.63 %
  • 40-49: 0.63 %
  • 50-59: 1.27 %
  • 60+: 97.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (30 people, 17.34%)
  • Dementia (23 people, 13.29%)
  • High Blood Pressure (21 people, 12.14%)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (12 people, 6.94%)
  • Constipation (11 people, 6.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Norvasc (31 people, 17.92%)
  • Aspirin (31 people, 17.92%)
  • Furosemide (30 people, 17.34%)
  • Lasix (26 people, 15.03%)
  • Lisinopril (24 people, 13.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Renal Failure Acute (40 people, 23.12%)
  • Hypotension (39 people, 22.54%)
  • Weakness (33 people, 19.08%)
  • Dehydration (33 people, 19.08%)
  • Blood Creatinine Increased (33 people, 19.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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