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Review: could Aricept cause Nightmares?

We study 14,900 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 93 have Nightmares. Find out below who they are, when they have Nightmares 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.

Nightmares

Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) (latest reports from 85,782 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 14,900 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 93 people (0.62%) have Nightmares. They amount to 0.11% of all the 85,775 people who have Nightmares on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nightmares in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Nightmares * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nightmares51.52%24.24%6.06%12.12%6.06%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nightmares when taking Aricept * :

FemaleMale
Nightmares46.79%53.21%

Age of people who have Nightmares when taking Aricept * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nightmares0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.01%7.07%91.92%

Severity of Nightmares when taking Aricept ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nightmares0.00%25.00%50.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Nightmares ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia (31 people, 33.33%)
  2. Blood pressure abnormal (23 people, 24.73%)
  3. Prostatic disorder (22 people, 23.66%)
  4. Cardiac disorder (20 people, 21.51%)
  5. Urine flow decreased (19 people, 20.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Namenda (36 people, 38.71%)
  2. Furosemide (28 people, 30.11%)
  3. Uroxatral (24 people, 25.81%)
  4. Avodart (24 people, 25.81%)
  5. Zetia (23 people, 24.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I am waking you 4-5 times a week between 3-4 am crying and yelling.I have the same dream every night, detail for detail.it's always the same, I get a call to come to the hospital something to do with my husband. I go there and they don't say anything to me just walk me into a room and he is laying on a bed covered head to toe in a white sheet and his head is wrapped in several sheets. They never ask me to identify him or say a word to me but i know its him.wieirdest most scariest thing in my life. I literally wake up immediately and Ii'm crying, screaming no and calling for him, all sweaty. He gets me up and holi spent ds me and makes sure I see he is ok but th emotional and physical are taking its toll. I feel like something horrible is going t
    To happened to him
    Is this happening from a side affects from my meds or how should i handle this I'm to scared at nights sometimes bc I'm worried about having another of t

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I have been taking verapamil 100 mg ER tablets for over a year manufactured by Mylan and I felt fine; the last prescription was filled and I noticed it was a different colored capsule and it was made by Kremers Urban and since I have been taking this for about a week I have had the most horrible nightmares; I was wondering if this could be because of the manufacturer; I have never had this happen before and I am not on any other new meds for years and years.

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