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Review: could Aricept cause Nightmares?

Summary: Nightmares is found among people who take Aricept, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Namenda, and have Dementia.

We study 14,911 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 has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from 15,466 Aricept users)

Nightmares

Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 14,308 Nightmares patients)

On Jan, 28, 2015: 14,911 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 93 people (0.62%) have Nightmares.

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 had an awful dream where I was being attacked by rats. I normally have very vivid dreams that leave me feeling extremely strange upon waking up, but this dream was just awful. I woke myself up from it. After being fully awake, I shut my eyes and started dreaming it once again and it wasn't where it left off. It was as if things happened while I was awake and I fell back into them, in sync with the dream. It made me extremely uncomfortable and afraid. I felt one bite me on the leg and when I turned on the light to look at my leg, there was a red mark right where it bit me and my leg was tingling and itching. I don't know how to feel about it.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • evelynkh on Nov, 27, 2014:

    With OTC ibuprofen which I keep in my medicine cabinet all the time, no problems. I've been on 'script 400mg strength for the last two weeks, though, after an op. The dreams I've been having are now very vivid and frequent. Not nightmares, though.

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