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Review: could Aricept cause Fall?

Summary: Fall 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 Aspirin, 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, 1,039 have Fall. Find out below who they are, when they have Fall 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)

Fall

Fall has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain. (latest reports from 112,766 Fall patients)

On Feb, 8, 2015: 14,911 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 1,039 people (6.97%) have Fall.

Trend of Fall in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Fall * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fall36.36%30.77%9.79%9.09%11.19%2.10%0.70%

Gender of people who have Fall when taking Aricept * :

FemaleMale
Fall68.70%31.30%

Age of people who have Fall when taking Aricept * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fall0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.11%1.37%8.21%90.32%

Severity of Fall when taking Aricept ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fall0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fall ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (233 people, 22.43%)
  2. Dementia (107 people, 10.30%)
  3. Osteoporosis (103 people, 9.91%)
  4. Hypertension (74 people, 7.12%)
  5. Depression (71 people, 6.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (201 people, 19.35%)
  2. Namenda (174 people, 16.75%)
  3. Lasix (106 people, 10.20%)
  4. Lexapro (83 people, 7.99%)
  5. Digoxin (82 people, 7.89%)

* 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?
    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
  • Does donepezil cause increased appetite?
    I WOULD SIMPLY LIKE TO KNOW IF DONEPEZIL CAUSES AN INCREASE IN APPETITE!!

    WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR ANSWER SOON AND APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    FOR YOUR HELP!!!!
  • Can abilify increase hallucinations in a person with frontotemporal lobe dementia?
    I was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia 4 years ago. I have experienced hallucinations at times over the last 2 years usually related with a UTI. One ongoing hallucination that I have that is not related to UTI is seeing bugs burrowing in my arms. I also tend to see people who are not there at times. They do not speak, just usually stand there. My doctor recently added abilify to my medications to help with my depression and hallucinations.

    However I am now having problems sleeping, my hallucinations have increased, & I feel more paranoid/scared.

    Can abilify cause hallucinations? My doctor says that it doesn't.
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus & metoclopramide (1 answer)
    My Mom while recovering from a hip fracture in a rehab center was given Metoclopramide for 2 days when she suddenly (about 2-3 hours after her dose of metoclopramide at lunch time) became completely disoriented,lethargic and could not speak. She could barely swallow, and could not drink liquids even using a straw. Her legs/feet kept twitching and she kept raising her arms above her and repeatedly wiped her mouth every few minutes for more than an hour. I insisted that she be transported to the hospital. The E.R. staff ruled out stroke, and the next day an MRI was negative for stroke. I am wondering if the metoclopramide is at the root of her problem. She can speak slowly but her words are gibberish. Does this sound like a reaction to metoclopramide?

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