Review: could Aricept cause Sleepiness (Drowsiness)?
Summary: Sleepiness 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 14,911 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 615 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.
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Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss. (latest outcomes from 15,467 Aricept users)
Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,895 Sleepiness patients)
On Feb, 5, 2015: 14,911 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 615 people (4.12%) have Sleepiness.
Time on Aricept when people have Sleepiness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Aricept * :
Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Aricept * :
Severity of Sleepiness when taking Aricept ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dementia alzheimer's type (229 people, 37.24%)
- Dementia (130 people, 21.14%)
- Hypertension (71 people, 11.54%)
- Depression (53 people, 8.62%)
- Prostatic disorder (39 people, 6.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Namenda (268 people, 43.58%)
- Aspirin (112 people, 18.21%)
- Norvasc (87 people, 14.15%)
- Lasix (69 people, 11.22%)
- Plavix (67 people, 10.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (5 years ago):
Dizziness stopped once drug was no longer taken and Weakness improved slightly. Sleepiness - during the day continues. Only awake - out of bed 3-4 hrs a day.
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