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Review: could Aricept cause Nightmares?

Summary: Nightmares could be caused by Aricept, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Namenda, and have Dementia.

We study 14,892 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 15,446 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease.

Nightmares

Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) (latest reports from 83,232 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,806 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 93 people (0.63%) have Nightmares. They amount to 0.11% of all the 83,147 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. Avodart (24 people, 25.81%)
  4. Uroxatral (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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