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Review: could Aricept cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia could be caused by Aricept, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Namenda, and have Dementia.

We study 14,892 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 269 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Aricept

Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,446 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 776,534 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 14,806 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 333 people (2.25%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 773,390 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia60.81%16.22%10.81%4.05%6.76%1.35%0.00%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Aricept * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia52.28%47.72%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Aricept * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.29%2.29%1.72%11.46%84.24%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Aricept ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%25.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia (66 people, 19.82%)
  2. Dementia alzheimer's type (60 people, 18.02%)
  3. Prostatic disorder (38 people, 11.41%)
  4. Cardiac disorder (36 people, 10.81%)
  5. Hypertension (34 people, 10.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Namenda (98 people, 29.43%)
  2. Aspirin (67 people, 20.12%)
  3. Norvasc (66 people, 19.82%)
  4. Ambien (55 people, 16.52%)
  5. Furosemide (51 people, 15.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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