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Review: could Aricept cause Diarrhea?





Summary: Diarrhea 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 Namenda, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 14,910 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 482 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea 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)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Diarrhea 137,983 patients)

On Dec, 5, 2014: 14,910 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 482 people (3.23%) have Diarrhea.

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
Diarrhea50.38%16.54%10.53%10.53%10.53%1.50%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Aricept * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea55.89%44.11%

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%6.63%91.77%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Aricept ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%25.00%50.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (98 people, 20.33%)
  2. Dementia (82 people, 17.01%)
  3. Hypertension (47 people, 9.75%)
  4. Depression (44 people, 9.13%)
  5. Prostatic disorder (41 people, 8.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Namenda (138 people, 28.63%)
  2. Aspirin (110 people, 22.82%)
  3. Potassium chloride (72 people, 14.94%)
  4. Furosemide (69 people, 14.32%)
  5. Lipitor (68 people, 14.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • How do you cure tarry, black stools from aricept?
    (Asked by a 82 year old man who has Stools - Black Or Tarry, and takes Aricept)
    I have had very dark, tarry stools since August. It's easy to find warnings about this side effect of Aricept but I have never heard and cannot find any suggestion for curing this condition. I would greatly appreciate knowing any actions that have cured this nuisance in other patients. Thanks in ...
  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...
  • Is taking imodium a few days after taking aloe vera gel safe? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 16 year old girl who has Diarrhea, and takes Aloe Vera Gel)
    I have diarrhea from taking aloe Vera gel and I really need to get rid of it, I bought the aloe Vera gel on about Monday of this week. I have been having diarrhea from this aloe Vera gel since a day after I took it. I was wondering if it was safe to take Imodium for my diarrhea four days after i dra ...
  • Can someone on warfarin take imodium?
    (Asked by a 77 year old woman who has Diarrhea, and takes Coumadin)
    I have diarrhea and would like to know if imodium interferes with coumadin which I take every day.? Thank you
  • I have pouchitis.is there any cure for it.antibiotics do not help.is there any chance that imuran will help or something else?help please! (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 23 year old man who has Frequent Bowel Movements, Bloody Diarrhea, Paina, Grumbling Intestines, Lose Weight, and takes Ciprofloxacin, Imuran, Metronidazole)
    Since I was 16 years old I strugle with Ulcerative Colitis.Year and a half ago my colon was removed.So, now I have J-pouch and it seems that colon removement caused severe pouchitis.When I use antibiotics it seems that everything is good,but when i stop using them ,everything gets even worse. I ...

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