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Review: could Aricept cause Blood potassium increased (Hyperkalemia)?





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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Dementia.

We study 14,910 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 has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss. (latest outcomes from Aricept 15,465 users)

Blood potassium increased

Blood potassium increased (damage to or disease of the kidney) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, pain, cardiac failure.(latest reports from Blood potassium increased 26,135 patients)

On Dec, 6, 2014: 14,910 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 153 people (1.03%) have Blood Potassium Increased.

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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