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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 14,907 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

Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,463 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss.

Trend of aricept reports

Mania

Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood) (latest reports from 10,831 patients) has been reported by people with bipolar disorder, depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, bipolar i disorder.

Trend of Mania reports

On Nov, 26, 2014: 14,907 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 40 people (0.27%) have Mania.

Trend of Mania in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Mania * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mania55.00%20.00%15.00%10.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Mania when taking Aricept * :

FemaleMale
Mania54.00%46.00%

Age of people who have Mania when taking Aricept * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mania0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.76%21.43%73.81%

Severity of Mania when taking Aricept ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Mania ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (13 people, 32.50%)
  2. Depression (6 people, 15.00%)
  3. Cognitive disorder (6 people, 15.00%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (3 people, 7.50%)
  5. Dementia (2 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (12 people, 30.00%)
  2. Amoban (8 people, 20.00%)
  3. Gramalil (8 people, 20.00%)
  4. Haldol (4 people, 10.00%)
  5. Zoloft (4 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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