Who have Nightmares with Aricept?


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 . We study 18,037 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 109 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 Aricept 18,816 users)

Nightmares

Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 21,652 Nightmares patients).

On Nov, 26, 2016

18,037 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 109 people (0.6%) have Nightmares


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Nightmares?

Time on Aricept when people have Nightmares *:

  • < 1 month: 37.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.12 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.62 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Nightmares when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 54.21 %
  • male: 45.79 %

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: 1.1 %
  • 50-59: 10.99 %
  • 60+: 87.91 %

Severity of Nightmares **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (20 people, 18.35%)
  • Furosemide (12 people, 11.01%)
  • Zoloft (8 people, 7.34%)
  • Uroxatral (7 people, 6.42%)
  • Norvasc (7 people, 6.42%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Aricept, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (20 people, 18.35%)
  • Depression (18 people, 16.51%)
  • Dementia (14 people, 12.84%)
  • Memory Loss (12 people, 11.01%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (6 people, 5.50%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (21 people, 19.27%)
  • Dizziness (18 people, 16.51%)
  • Weakness (14 people, 12.84%)
  • Malaise (12 people, 11.01%)
  • Back Pain (12 people, 11.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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