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.
Stay connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Aricept and have Sleepiness >>>
Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,457 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease.
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.
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 ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dementia alzheimer's type (229 people, 37.30%)
- Dementia (130 people, 21.17%)
- Hypertension (71 people, 11.56%)
- Depression (53 people, 8.63%)
- Prostatic disorder (39 people, 6.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Namenda (268 people, 43.65%)
- Aspirin (112 people, 18.24%)
- Norvasc (87 people, 14.17%)
- Lasix (69 people, 11.24%)
- Plavix (67 people, 10.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
You can also:
Get connected! Join a mobile support group to help out with your experience or learn from others anytime and anywhere:
- group for people who take Aricept and have Sleepiness
- group for people who take Aricept
- group for people who have Sleepiness
Comments from related studies:
From this study (4 years ago):
Was doing fine until urinary track infection. UA showed infection. C + S sent to lab. Cipro prescribed on a Tuesday along with a shot of Rocefin. By nightfall, unstable, unable to walk, unable to stay awake, lethargy, pin point pupils, high fevers unable to control and major confusion. Talking out of head. Thursday returned to doctor. Rocefin given by IV with fluids. UA showed clear of infection. PRevious C + S not in at this time. Friday admitted to hospital and Cipro d/c'ed. C + S showed Cipro resistant. Rocefin given IV with Sodium Chloride IV. Na was down and INR at 1.4 (to thick). After 3 days treatment, more alert, fever gone, awake and no longer confused. Weak but able to stay awake for longer periods and answer questions.
From this study (4 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.
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- Can long term use of vicodin cause hallucinations?
My 87 yr Mom has taken copious amts of Vicodin for 25+ yrs for arthritis & surgery pain management. Recently, Mom said the "carpet bubbles up 3-4 ft & trips her". Are hallucinations like this a sign of serious drug abuse? Is Mom's life in danger of drug overdose?
- Can fever be caused by parkinson's disease
I have had 2 attacks which included: Intermittent Low Grade Fever, Hand Tremor, Hand Grasping , and Feelings Of Worthlessness. I have osteopenia and chronic liver cirrhosis.
- Does lasix cause sleepiness
sleeps all the time up for short time and then needs to sleep again
More questions for: Aricept, Sleepiness
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Profolol side effects-will not use again
It is slightly more than 24 hours since profolol alone was given to me for a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I woke up quickly but very sleepy and tired. Forced to get in wheelchair and leave asap. Slept when I got home all night. The next day was very disoriented, lightheaded when I sat up or got up and ...
- Zopiclone causing sweating and memory loss
Been on 10mg Zopivane for probably 5 - 10 years. In 2013 migrated to 15mg Zopiclone. Previously experienced hot flashes 3 times a week and in 2013 has increased to 3 to 5 times a night. Usually I have 3 hours sleep, then after midnight the flashed start. In the morning there are sopping wet clothe ...
- Gemfibrozil, depression and sleepiness
I would like to hear from anyone who has had these symptoms, and how they dealt with it, by either lowering dosage or quitting the med, or other. Also would like to hear from others who continued to drink moderately and if this drug lowered their triglycerides...or those who were no longer able to ...
More reviews for: Aricept, Sleepiness
On eHealthMe, Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) is often used for alzheimer's disease. Find out below the conditions Aricept is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Aricept used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
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.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.