Aricept and Sleepiness - from FDA reports


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. This review analyzes which people have Sleepiness with Aricept. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 18,415 people who have side effects when taking Aricept from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 28, 2017

18,415 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 743 people (4.03%) have Sleepiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Sleepiness?

Time on Aricept when people have Sleepiness *:

  • < 1 month: 47.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.61 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.96 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.48 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.96 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 62.5 %
  • male: 37.5 %

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Aricept *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.31 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.07 %
  • 40-49: 1.38 %
  • 50-59: 6.43 %
  • 60+: 90.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (225 people, 30.28%)
  • Dementia (122 people, 16.42%)
  • High Blood Pressure (57 people, 7.67%)
  • Depression (50 people, 6.73%)
  • Memory Loss (42 people, 5.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (244 people, 32.84%)
  • Aspirin (88 people, 11.84%)
  • Plavix (70 people, 9.42%)
  • Norvasc (69 people, 9.29%)
  • Risperdal (66 people, 8.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (132 people, 17.77%)
  • Confusional State (94 people, 12.65%)
  • Weakness (92 people, 12.38%)
  • Fall (89 people, 11.98%)
  • Nausea (87 people, 11.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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