Review: could Aricept cause Insomnia?


Summary

Insomnia 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 14,794 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 302 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Aricept

Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia alzheimer's type. (latest outcomes from Aricept 15,267 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with drug ineffective, drowsiness, memory loss, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 124,272 Insomnia patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

14,794 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 302 people (2.04%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Insomnia?

Time on Aricept when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 56.41 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.54 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.13 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.28 %
  • 10+ years: 1.28 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 51.33 %
  • male: 48.67 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Aricept *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.36 %
  • 30-39: 2.89 %
  • 40-49: 2.53 %
  • 50-59: 11.19 %
  • 60+: 83.03 %

Severity if Insomnia when taking Aricept **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 20 %
  • severe: 80 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Insomnia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (56 people)
  • Dementia (40 people)
  • Depression (23 people)
  • Memory Impairment (19 people)
  • Insomnia (18 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (71 people)
  • Aspirin (49 people)
  • Norvasc (37 people)
  • Seroquel (36 people)
  • Plavix (34 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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