Review: could Aricept cause Mania?
Summary: Mania 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 Seroquel, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.
We study 14,911 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Mania. Find out below who they are, when they have Mania and more.
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Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from 15,467 Aricept users)
Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood) has been reported by people with bipolar disorder, depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, bipolar i disorder. (latest reports from 10,835 Mania patients)
On Jan, 28, 2015: 14,911 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 40 people (0.27%) have Mania.
Time on Aricept when people have Mania * :
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Gender of people who have Mania when taking Aricept * :
Age of people who have Mania when taking Aricept * :
Severity of Mania when taking Aricept ** :
How people recovered from Mania ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dementia alzheimer's type (13 people, 32.50%)
- Depression (6 people, 15.00%)
- Cognitive disorder (6 people, 15.00%)
- Bipolar disorder (3 people, 7.50%)
- Dementia (2 people, 5.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (12 people, 30.00%)
- Amoban (8 people, 20.00%)
- Gramalil (8 people, 20.00%)
- Haldol (4 people, 10.00%)
- Zoloft (4 people, 10.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- How do you cure tarry, black stools from aricept?
I have had very dark, tarry stools since August. It's easy to find warnings about this side effect of Aricept but I have never heard and cannot find any suggestion for curing this condition. I would greatly appreciate knowing any actions that have cured this nuisance in other patients. Thanks in advance.
- My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
- Does donepezil cause increased appetite?
I WOULD SIMPLY LIKE TO KNOW IF DONEPEZIL CAUSES AN INCREASE IN APPETITE!!
WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR ANSWER SOON AND APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH
FOR YOUR HELP!!!!
- Can abilify increase hallucinations in a person with frontotemporal lobe dementia?
I was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia 4 years ago. I have experienced hallucinations at times over the last 2 years usually related with a UTI. One ongoing hallucination that I have that is not related to UTI is seeing bugs burrowing in my arms. I also tend to see people who are not there at times. They do not speak, just usually stand there. My doctor recently added abilify to my medications to help with my depression and hallucinations.
However I am now having problems sleeping, my hallucinations have increased, & I feel more paranoid/scared.
Can abilify cause hallucinations? My doctor says that it doesn't.
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus & metoclopramide (1 answer)
My Mom while recovering from a hip fracture in a rehab center was given Metoclopramide for 2 days when she suddenly (about 2-3 hours after her dose of metoclopramide at lunch time) became completely disoriented,lethargic and could not speak. She could barely swallow, and could not drink liquids even using a straw. Her legs/feet kept twitching and she kept raising her arms above her and repeatedly wiped her mouth every few minutes for more than an hour. I insisted that she be transported to the hospital. The E.R. staff ruled out stroke, and the next day an MRI was negative for stroke. I am wondering if the metoclopramide is at the root of her problem. She can speak slowly but her words are gibberish. Does this sound like a reaction to metoclopramide?
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I am a 61 year old female, who, after taking DESYREL / TRAZADONE 100mg per day, for 19 days, (Oct 25-Nov 13, 2014), developed a complete psychosis and was institutionalized for 4 days. I had awoken at 1am, Friday November 14, 2014 and was acting and feeling very strange, upon which my husband wisely chose to get me to the ER. I was given a HEAD CT, with negative findings, upon arrival.
On November 14, 2014 I was "Baker Acted", (as I do reside in Florida), into a hellish psychiatric ward where care was minimal, at best. The Trazadone was prescribed by my PCP for sleep disturbances, including sleep paralysis. I was also using KLONOPIN / CLONAZEPAM 1mg daily for unwarranted anxiety, for approximately 6 weeks prior to the addition of Trazadone, as prescribed by my PCP.
I was forced to quit the following 3 medications 'cold turkey' / immediately: Trazadone, Clonazepam & Tramadol. I experienced screaming nightmares, convulsions and hallucinations. It was like living in a dark parallel universe to say the least.
While taking the Trazadone I experienced horrific hallucinations, delusions, hypermania, SEVERE CONFUSION (I asked my own husband who he was), SEVERE AND TOTAL LOSS OF APPETITE. I have lost 20 lbs within 2 weeks. My bowels are nearly destroyed as a a result of this issue. I am struggling to ingest healthy foods. Today it took me 2 hours to eat an apple. It has been 12 days since my last 'normal' BM.
Also I experienced SEVERE WORSENING SWELLING of (bilateral) ankles and feet, as well as SEVERE NECK PAIN AND STIFFNESS that did not previously exist. The neck pain persists after 9 days of discontinuation, it is SEVERE, 10+ on the pain scale, nothing, ice or heat, ibuprofen or naproxen, is relieving it at all. (I am crying as I type this report. I am writing this report to warn others.)
Due to bowel pain, lower right quadrant, of which I suspected appendicitis, I was once again in the ER on Nov 19, 2014 where I was given an ABDOMINAL CT. The findings were negative in all regards.
Bowel issues and SEVERE NECK PAIN/Stiffness ( C-spine feels like it is on fire) are persistent 9 days after discontinuing Trazadone.
I am now only taking Levothyroxine (hypothyroidism), Prozac 40mg and Tramadol PRN.
I have done extensive web searches regarding Trazadone in order to educate myself regarding it's deadly dangers. In particular, if taken with ULTRAM/Tramadol it can cause 🌀 SEROTONIN SYNDROME, 🌀 to which I have drawn the conclusion I experienced and was fortunate to survive.
(As it turns out it is CONTRAINDICATED with the occasional Tramadol 50mg I use for diagnosed back pain.) it is also CONTRAINDICATED for females over age 60 in which it has caused known brain injury in at least 70 reported cases according to my research.
I will be informing a psychiatrist I was ordered to see and my PCP within the forthcoming 2 weeks., Nov 24th and Dec 8th respectively, of my unfortunate experience. I have added Trazadone to my medical allergies list to insure my own safety.
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