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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 14,907 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 15,462 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss.

Nightmares

Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) (latest reports from 86,386 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 14,905 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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