Review: could Aricept cause Blood Potassium Increased?


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 18,033 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 171 have Blood potassium increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood potassium increased and more.

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Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from Aricept 18,812 users)

Blood Potassium Increased

Blood potassium increased has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, diabetes, pain, atrial fibrillation/flutter (latest reports from 34,990 Blood potassium increased patients).

On Oct, 18, 2016

18,033 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 171 people (0.95%) 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: 44.44 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.7 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.93 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

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: 0.64 %
  • 40-49: 0.64 %
  • 50-59: 1.27 %
  • 60+: 97.45 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (29 people, 16.96%)
  • Dementia (23 people, 13.45%)
  • Hypertension (21 people, 12.28%)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (12 people, 7.02%)
  • Constipation (11 people, 6.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (31 people, 18.13%)
  • Norvasc (30 people, 17.54%)
  • Furosemide (30 people, 17.54%)
  • Lasix (25 people, 14.62%)
  • Lisinopril (23 people, 13.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Renal Failure Acute (40 people, 23.39%)
  • Hypotension (34 people, 19.88%)
  • Dehydration (33 people, 19.30%)
  • Blood Creatinine Increased (33 people, 19.30%)
  • Mental Status Changes (25 people, 14.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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