Review: could Aricept cause Slurred Speech?


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 Dementia alzheimer's type . We study 15,742 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 232 have Slurred speech. Find out below who they are, when they have Slurred speech 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)

Slurred Speech

Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) has been reported by people with joint swelling, muscle rigidity, sepsis, nosebleed, joint effusion (latest reports from 34,124 Slurred speech patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

15,742 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 232 people (1.47%) have Slurred Speech

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aricept cause Slurred speech?

Time on Aricept when people have Slurred Speech *:

  • < 1 month: 45.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.64 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 69.16 %
  • male: 30.84 %

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: 1.5 %
  • 40-49: 6.0 %
  • 50-59: 4.0 %
  • 60+: 88.5 %

Severity if Slurred Speech when taking Aricept **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Slurred Speech **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (30 people)
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (30 people)
  • Depression (23 people)
  • Dementia (22 people)
  • Pain (14 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (49 people)
  • Aspirin (40 people)
  • Lasix (26 people)
  • Digoxin (24 people)
  • Plavix (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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