Could Aricept cause Insomnia - from FDA reports


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 17,869 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA. Among them, 346 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 alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from Aricept 18,824 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 206,982 Insomnia patients).

On Dec, 22, 2016

17,869 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 346 people (1.94%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Insomnia?

Time on Aricept when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 57.81 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.12 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.81 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 59.24 %
  • male: 40.76 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Aricept *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.34 %
  • 30-39: 2.7 %
  • 40-49: 4.39 %
  • 50-59: 11.49 %
  • 60+: 81.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (68 people, 19.65%)
  • Dementia (48 people, 13.87%)
  • Memory Loss (38 people, 10.98%)
  • Depression (28 people, 8.09%)
  • High Blood Pressure (23 people, 6.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (83 people, 23.99%)
  • Aspirin (52 people, 15.03%)
  • Seroquel (51 people, 14.74%)
  • Norvasc (43 people, 12.43%)
  • Plavix (37 people, 10.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (81 people, 23.41%)
  • Gait Disturbance (74 people, 21.39%)
  • Fall (64 people, 18.50%)
  • Fatigue (62 people, 17.92%)
  • Dizziness (57 people, 16.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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