Aricept and Nightmares - from FDA reports


Summary

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. This review analyzes which people have Nightmares with Aricept. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 17,869 people who have side effects when taking Aricept from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 06, 2017

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:

Could Aricept cause Nightmares?

Time on Aricept when people have Nightmares *:

  • < 1 month: 39.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.14 %
  • 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%)
  • Insomnia (12 people, 11.11%)
  • Depression (12 people, 11.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Aricept

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