Review: could Aricept cause Insomnia?
We study 14,904 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 270 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.
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Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,457 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 768,279 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.
On Aug, 18, 2014: 14,904 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 334 people (2.24%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 773,853 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.
Time on Aricept when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Aricept * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Aricept * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Aricept ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dementia (66 people, 19.76%)
- Dementia alzheimer's type (60 people, 17.96%)
- Prostatic disorder (38 people, 11.38%)
- Cardiac disorder (36 people, 10.78%)
- Hypertension (34 people, 10.18%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Namenda (98 people, 29.34%)
- Aspirin (67 people, 20.06%)
- Norvasc (66 people, 19.76%)
- Ambien (55 people, 16.47%)
- Furosemide (51 people, 15.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 days ago):
seems to black out standing up after bowel movements but not always.
nurse14 on Aug, 27, 2014:
Hi I am a RN and the symptoms you are describing are very dangerous!! Your heart rate is dropping so low due to pressure on the vagus nerve when you are exerting yourself during a bowel movement. Please call your doctor as soon as possible or go to the ER, as you can fall and seriously get hurt!!
From this study (1 week ago):
i'm pretty much the most comlex case 4 psychiatrists, 3 psychologists, a nuero scientist/adult mood disorder specialised doctor, 3 gp's, 2 naturopaths and an adhd specialist have ever come accross. i'm basically a pharmacy on legs with over 32types of medications tried in 13 months including those i've mentioned above. i admitted myself into hospital (to get a team around me) for 3 weeks in the psych ward in july 2013 but was granted an agreed by patient/all the different types of doctors and nursing staff to b words) and 'what planet am i from (using a nurses exact words) because i'm soe released early as they had 'no lollies left to try' (using the head psych's exact words referring to prescription medications) anr how so rediculously med-resistant to all that could be tried. the night nurses were actually scare d of me, not by any violence or anything at all alike, but by my uncanny ability to be dosed so very very highly on so many potent medications and extreme combinations to no avail. i've had 9ver 25 blood tests, ultrasounds, brain imagery mri's, sleep disorders studies in hospital and numerous other forms of clinical testing to still be on the rollercoaster and the viscous cycle 13months later and i'm still in the same boat! it's been said way more than just a few times that i'm one hell of a case for the record books!
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