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Review: could Aricept cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Aricept, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Namenda, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 14,892 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 481 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 14,806 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 481 people (3.25%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.04% of all the 1,089,151 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diarrhea in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea50.76%16.67%10.61%10.61%10.61%0.76%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Aricept * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea55.81%44.19%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Aricept * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%0.20%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.41%6.64%91.75%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Aricept ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (98 people, 20.37%)
  2. Dementia (82 people, 17.05%)
  3. Hypertension (47 people, 9.77%)
  4. Depression (44 people, 9.15%)
  5. Prostatic disorder (41 people, 8.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Namenda (138 people, 28.69%)
  2. Aspirin (110 people, 22.87%)
  3. Potassium chloride (72 people, 14.97%)
  4. Furosemide (69 people, 14.35%)
  5. Lipitor (68 people, 14.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I was first prescribed Plavix/Clopidogrel eight years ago when I suffered three slight heart attacks. All went well until August last year, when I started to suffer bouts of diarrhoea on a regular basis. As I was also on prescription for Pantoprazol in the treatment of Barretts Oesophagus, I put my problems down to that drug. After several visits to my digestive specialist, a further endoscopy, a colonoscopy, a barium meal and a digestive breath test, the specialist insisted that I must stay on Pantoprazol or Omeprazol as, without one of these drugs, my digestive reflux would further irritate the oesophagus.

    I eventually had an appointment with my Neurologist just two weeks ago and she intimated that it could well be the Clopidogrel that was causing the violent bouts of diarrhoea. I am now of the Clopidogrel and take just one aspirin a day. The problem with diarrhoea has now almost ceased.

    As you will gather, I am now 76 years of age and had been taking Plavix for eight years. I live in Spain where the medical treatment is hard to fault.

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