Review: could Aricept cause Screaming?


Screaming 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 . We study 15,742 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Screaming. Find out below who they are, when they have Screaming and more.

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Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia alzheimer's type. (latest outcomes from Aricept 16,467 users)


Screaming (a long loud piercing cry) has been reported by people with memory loss, hot flush, malaise, aggression (latest reports from 3,415 Screaming patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

15,742 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 19 people (0.12%) have Screaming

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Screaming?

Time on Aricept when people have Screaming *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Screaming when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Screaming 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: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia (5 people)
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (3 people)
  • Osteoporosis (2 people)
  • Sedation (1 person)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (7 people)
  • Exelon (4 people)
  • Aciphex (3 people)
  • Depakene (2 people)
  • Allegra (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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