Review: could Aricept cause Sleepiness?


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 15,530 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 626 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 dementia alzheimer's type. (latest outcomes from Aricept 16,215 users)


Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with chest pain, rashes, migraine, itching, paraesthesia (latest reports from 77,379 Sleepiness patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

15,530 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 626 people (4.03%) have Sleepiness

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Sleepiness?

Time on Aricept when people have Sleepiness *:

  • < 1 month: 39.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.62 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 63.99 %
  • male: 36.01 %

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Aricept *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.35 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.06 %
  • 40-49: 1.06 %
  • 50-59: 6.38 %
  • 60+: 91.13 %

Severity if Sleepiness when taking Aricept **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 16.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (203 people)
  • Dementia (96 people)
  • Hypertension (43 people)
  • Depression (42 people)
  • Pain (24 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (236 people)
  • Aspirin (89 people)
  • Plavix (65 people)
  • Norvasc (60 people)
  • Risperdal (57 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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