Could Aricept cause Nightmares - from FDA reports
Nightmares 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 Namenda, and have Dementia alzheimer's type . We study 17,869 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA. Among them, 108 have Nightmares. Find out below who they are, when they have Nightmares and more.
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Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from Aricept 18,824 users)
Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 21,665 Nightmares patients).
On Dec, 27, 2016
17,869 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 108 people (0.6%) have Nightmares
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Aricept when people have Nightmares *:
- < 1 month: 41.38 %
- 1 - 6 months: 31.03 %
- 6 - 12 months: 10.34 %
- 1 - 2 years: 10.34 %
- 2 - 5 years: 6.9 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Nightmares when taking Aricept *:
- female: 52.83 %
- male: 47.17 %
Age of people who have Nightmares when taking Aricept *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 1.14 %
- 50-59: 11.36 %
- 60+: 87.5 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Dementia Alzheimer's Type (19 people, 17.59%)
- Depression (15 people, 13.89%)
- Dementia (13 people, 12.04%)
- Memory Loss (11 people, 10.19%)
- Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (6 people, 5.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Namenda (18 people, 16.67%)
- Furosemide (11 people, 10.19%)
- Zoloft (8 people, 7.41%)
- Vitamin E (7 people, 6.48%)
- Avodart (7 people, 6.48%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (21 people, 19.44%)
- Dizziness (16 people, 14.81%)
- Weakness (14 people, 12.96%)
- Malaise (12 people, 11.11%)
- Headache (12 people, 11.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Nightmares after leaving a pypsychopathic husband. Stress of raising ADHD child alone, Then business partners did a take over. I then worked my own business until hands wore out. I am retired but wake up sweating, rapid heart rate and feeling scared
Falling out of bed, jumping up out of bed during a nightmare, having nightmares, talking nightly in sleep, yelling and sometimes blood-curdling screams from nightmares, sometimes remembered, most times not.
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