Could Aricept cause Fall - from FDA reports


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 Namenda, and have Dementia alzheimer's type . We study 17,869 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA. Among them, 1,264 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 Aricept 18,824 users)

Fall

Fall has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 179,911 Fall patients).

On Jan, 09, 2017

17,869 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 1,264 people (7.07%) have Fall


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Fall?

Time on Aricept when people have Fall *:

  • < 1 month: 32.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.7 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.49 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.84 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.73 %
  • 10+ years: 0.68 %

Gender of people who have Fall when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 67.82 %
  • male: 32.18 %

Age of people who have Fall when taking Aricept *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.09 %
  • 40-49: 1.83 %
  • 50-59: 7.89 %
  • 60+: 90.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (260 people, 20.57%)
  • Dementia (124 people, 9.81%)
  • Osteoporosis (119 people, 9.41%)
  • High Blood Pressure (111 people, 8.78%)
  • Depression (87 people, 6.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (206 people, 16.30%)
  • Aspirin (156 people, 12.34%)
  • Lasix (139 people, 11.00%)
  • Synthroid (90 people, 7.12%)
  • Lexapro (90 people, 7.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (167 people, 13.21%)
  • Confusional State (164 people, 12.97%)
  • Head Injury (156 people, 12.34%)
  • Dizziness (134 people, 10.60%)
  • Gait Disturbance (132 people, 10.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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