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Review: could Aricept cause Essential tremor?

We study 14,902 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Essential tremor and more.

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Aricept

Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,455 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease.

Essential tremor

Essential tremor (latest reports from 3,478 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 14,900 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 1 people (0.01%) has Essential Tremor. They amount to 0.03% of all the 3,465 people who have Essential Tremor on eHealthMe.

Trend of Essential tremor in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Essential tremor * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Essential tremor0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Essential tremor when taking Aricept * :

FemaleMale
Essential tremor100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Essential tremor when taking Aricept * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Essential tremor0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Essential tremor when taking Aricept ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Essential tremor ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Essential tremor (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Dementia alzheimer's type (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ferrous sulfate tab (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Omeprazole (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Prochlorperazine maleate (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Escitalopram oxalate (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Inderal (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • After one year of being on Cymbalta to help with pain and depression, it did not do the job it should have. Instead for almost a year I went thru horrible pain, myoclonis, and rythmic body jerking lasting anywhere from 30 min up to 3 times a day to 6 hours or more a day and sometimes waking up with this jerking.. Went to hospital 2 times. My doctor said all this was from anxiety. My neurologist said the rythmic shaking was essential Tremor. I was unable to travel on family vacations and it caused pain and stress and we didn't know if I might start rolling around on the floor with by body on fire and horrid head pain. My neurologist answer was the shaking was due to Essential Tremor. And myoclonis was due to medicine reaction. I didn't have the myoclonis until the last 3 months of the year and was taken off Cymbalta last month.

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    Marshellette on May, 21, 2014:

    I took this drug, Vistaril for a month, 100mg. I stopped it suddenly. For a month now I have been going through myoclonus and shaking and having shoulder, limb and hand shakes. I look like I have cerebral palsy. I also took Zyprexa. For insomnia.

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