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Review: could Aricept cause Sleepiness?

We study 14,904 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 614 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Aricept

Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,457 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease.

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) (latest reports from 494,442 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 21, 2014: 14,904 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 614 people (4.12%) have Sleepiness. They amount to 0.12% of all the 494,565 people who have Sleepiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleepiness in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Sleepiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleepiness43.31%24.41%10.24%10.24%5.51%6.30%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Aricept * :

FemaleMale
Sleepiness59.80%40.20%

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Aricept * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepiness0.00%0.15%0.00%0.00%0.77%0.93%5.71%92.44%

Severity of Sleepiness when taking Aricept ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleepiness0.00%33.33%50.00%16.67%

How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (229 people, 37.30%)
  2. Dementia (130 people, 21.17%)
  3. Hypertension (71 people, 11.56%)
  4. Depression (53 people, 8.63%)
  5. Prostatic disorder (39 people, 6.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Namenda (268 people, 43.65%)
  2. Aspirin (112 people, 18.24%)
  3. Norvasc (87 people, 14.17%)
  4. Lasix (69 people, 11.24%)
  5. Plavix (67 people, 10.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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