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Review: could Aricept cause Insomnia?

We study 14,900 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

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

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 777,934 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 14,900 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 777,297 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
Insomnia60.00%16.00%10.67%4.00%6.67%1.33%1.33%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Aricept * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia52.14%47.86%

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%1.71%11.43%84.29%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Aricept ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%20.00%80.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia (66 people, 19.76%)
  2. Dementia alzheimer's type (60 people, 17.96%)
  3. Prostatic disorder (38 people, 11.38%)
  4. Cardiac disorder (36 people, 10.78%)
  5. Hypertension (34 people, 10.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Namenda (98 people, 29.34%)
  2. Aspirin (67 people, 20.06%)
  3. Norvasc (66 people, 19.76%)
  4. Ambien (55 people, 16.47%)
  5. Furosemide (51 people, 15.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (22 hours ago):

  • wake in morning with stuffy nose and pain across the bridge of my nose,
    eyes tired, turns into migraine type headache lasting all day or more.
    sleepless nights... sleep 2-3 hours, up for 2-3 hours. max steady sleep 4
    hours

    Reply

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Aricept does not seem to help at all, complains of legs being tired and weak. Will try to wean off

    Reply

  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • extreme insomnia once a week on Monday night. Feeling of extreme distress and inability to breathe. The second I fall asleep I awake with a feeling of panic. Extreme sweating.

    Reply

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