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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 14,911 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 alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from 15,467 Aricept users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,328 Diarrhea patients)

On Feb, 9, 2015: 14,911 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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  • If i am allergic to sulfa drugs may i take lomotil?
    Imodium no longer has much affect on my diarrhea. Looking for something more.
  • How do you cure tarry, black stools from 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 advance.
  • 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?
    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 dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
  • Is taking imodium a few days after taking aloe vera gel safe? (2 answers)
    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 drank the aloe Vera gel.
  • Can someone on warfarin take imodium?
    I have diarrhea and would like to know if imodium interferes with coumadin which I take every day.? Thank you

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