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 14,914 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 alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from 15,469 Aricept users)
Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,953 Sleepiness patients)
On Apr, 7, 2015: 14,912 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Donepezil, Namenda Xr for a 74-year old man with Neurological Deficits - Focal, Neurologic Deficit. The patient has Has Begun To Have Heavy Nosebleeds
- A study of side effects of Phentermine for a 66-year old man with Weight Loss. The patient has Drowsiness
- A study of drug interactions between Aricept, Lamictal, Desipramine Hydrochloride, Klonopin, Abilify, Lopressor for a 55-year old man with Alzheimers, Anticonvulsant Drug Level Below Therapeutic, Chronic Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Ii Disorder, High Blood Pressure. The patient has Lightheadedness - Dizzy, Dizziness (excl Vertigo)
- A study of side effects of Escitalopram for a 30-year old man with Borderline Personality Disorder. The patient has Hypersomnia
- A study of drug interactions between Minocycline Hydrochloride, Valproate Sodium, Saphris for a 29-year old woman with Acne Vulgaris, Schizoaffective Disorder. The patient has Drowsiness, Oculogyric Crisis
Recent Aricept related drug comparison:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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