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Review: could Aricept cause Blood potassium increased?

Summary: Blood potassium increased could be caused by Aricept, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Aspirin, and have Dementia.

We study 14,892 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 153 have Blood potassium increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood potassium increased and more.

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Aricept

Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,446 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease.

Blood potassium increased

Blood potassium increased (damage to or disease of the kidney) (latest reports from 187,591 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, pain, cardiac failure.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 14,892 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 153 people (1.03%) have Blood Potassium Increased. They amount to 0.08% of all the 187,546 people who have Blood Potassium Increased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Blood potassium increased in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Blood potassium increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blood potassium increased28.57%4.76%4.76%23.81%4.76%33.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Blood potassium increased when taking Aricept * :

FemaleMale
Blood potassium increased67.72%32.28%

Age of people who have Blood potassium increased when taking Aricept * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blood potassium increased0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.68%99.32%

Severity of Blood potassium increased when taking Aricept ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Blood potassium increased ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia (24 people, 15.69%)
  2. Dementia alzheimer's type (24 people, 15.69%)
  3. Hypertension (20 people, 13.07%)
  4. Constipation (13 people, 8.50%)
  5. Pulmonary embolism (12 people, 7.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (38 people, 24.84%)
  2. Norvasc (26 people, 16.99%)
  3. Furosemide (25 people, 16.34%)
  4. Lasix (25 people, 16.34%)
  5. Lisinopril (23 people, 15.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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