Review: could Aricept cause Slurred speech?
We study 14,902 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 218 have Slurred speech. Find out below who they are, when they have Slurred speech and more.
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Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,455 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss.
Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) (latest reports from 191,799 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, stress and anxiety.
On Jul, 22, 2014: 14,900 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 218 people (1.46%) have Slurred Speech. They amount to 0.11% of all the 191,782 people who have Slurred Speech on eHealthMe.
Time on Aricept when people have Slurred speech * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Slurred speech||44.00%||32.00%||0.00%||12.00%||4.00%||8.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Slurred speech when taking Aricept * :
|Slurred speech||68.97%||31.03% |
Age of people who have Slurred speech when taking Aricept * :
|Slurred speech||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.45%||5.88%||4.41%||87.25% |
Severity of Slurred speech when taking Aricept ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Slurred speech||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Slurred speech ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Slurred speech||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dementia alzheimer's type (32 people, 14.68%)
- Hypertension (31 people, 14.22%)
- Dementia (25 people, 11.47%)
- Depression (21 people, 9.63%)
- Multiple sclerosis (14 people, 6.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (55 people, 25.23%)
- Namenda (52 people, 23.85%)
- Plavix (27 people, 12.39%)
- Digoxin (26 people, 11.93%)
- Lasix (25 people, 11.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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