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 . We study 17,869 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA. Among them, 706 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Aricept

Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from Aricept 18,824 users)

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 114,737 Sleepiness patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

17,869 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 706 people (3.95%) have Sleepiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Sleepiness?

Time on Aricept when people have Sleepiness *:

  • < 1 month: 43.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.49 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.08 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.16 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 64.14 %
  • male: 35.86 %

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Aricept *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.32 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.12 %
  • 40-49: 1.44 %
  • 50-59: 6.73 %
  • 60+: 90.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (222 people, 31.44%)
  • Dementia (115 people, 16.29%)
  • High Blood Pressure (56 people, 7.93%)
  • Depression (49 people, 6.94%)
  • Memory Loss (41 people, 5.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (240 people, 33.99%)
  • Aspirin (88 people, 12.46%)
  • Plavix (68 people, 9.63%)
  • Norvasc (66 people, 9.35%)
  • Risperdal (64 people, 9.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (125 people, 17.71%)
  • Confusional State (89 people, 12.61%)
  • Weakness (87 people, 12.32%)
  • Nausea (86 people, 12.18%)
  • Fall (85 people, 12.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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