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. This review analyzes which people have Slurred speech 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 May, 10, 2017

18,415 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept.
Among them, 258 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: 55.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.56 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 67.2 %
  • male: 32.8 %

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: 1.38 %
  • 40-49: 5.5 %
  • 50-59: 5.05 %
  • 60+: 88.07 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (35 people, 13.57%)
  • Depression (33 people, 12.79%)
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (32 people, 12.40%)
  • Dementia (31 people, 12.02%)
  • Pain (16 people, 6.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Namenda (54 people, 20.93%)
  • Aspirin (39 people, 15.12%)
  • Lasix (27 people, 10.47%)
  • Digoxin (24 people, 9.30%)
  • Lipitor (22 people, 8.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (63 people, 24.42%)
  • Fall (50 people, 19.38%)
  • Memory Loss (45 people, 17.44%)
  • Confusional State (44 people, 17.05%)
  • Gait Disturbance (39 people, 15.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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