Aricept and Slurred speech - from FDA reports


Summary

Slurred speech 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 High blood pressure . We study 17,869 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA. Among them, 250 have Slurred speech. Find out below who they are, when they have Slurred speech 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)

Slurred Speech

Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 44,669 Slurred speech patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

17,869 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 250 people (1.4%) have Slurred Speech


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Slurred speech?

Time on Aricept when people have Slurred Speech *:

  • < 1 month: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Slurred Speech when taking Aricept *:

  • female: 67.9 %
  • male: 32.1 %

Age of people who have Slurred Speech when taking Aricept *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.42 %
  • 40-49: 5.66 %
  • 50-59: 5.19 %
  • 60+: 87.74 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (34 people, 13.60%)
  • Depression (32 people, 12.80%)
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (32 people, 12.80%)
  • Dementia (31 people, 12.40%)
  • Pain (15 people, 6.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (51 people, 20.40%)
  • Aspirin (39 people, 15.60%)
  • Lasix (27 people, 10.80%)
  • Digoxin (24 people, 9.60%)
  • Lipitor (22 people, 8.80%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (62 people, 24.80%)
  • Fall (49 people, 19.60%)
  • Memory Loss (45 people, 18.00%)
  • Confusional State (42 people, 16.80%)
  • Gait Disturbance (38 people, 15.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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