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 Depression . We study 14,794 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 111 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 dementia alzheimer's type. (latest outcomes from Aricept 15,267 users)

Nightmares

Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, mood swings, back pain, insomnia, suicidal ideation (latest reports from 13,984 Nightmares patients).

On Jul, 26, 2016

14,794 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 111 people (0.75%) have Nightmares


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Nightmares?

Time on Aricept when people have Nightmares *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Nightmares when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 47.27 %
  • male: 52.73 %

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 %
  • 50-59: 7 %
  • 60+: 92 %

Severity if Nightmares when taking Aricept **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (17 people)
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (15 people)
  • Dementia (15 people)
  • Memory Impairment (6 people)
  • Blood Pressure Abnormal (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (19 people)
  • Furosemide (12 people)
  • Zoloft (8 people)
  • Uroxatral (7 people)
  • Avodart (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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