Review: Slurred speech in Aricept
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 18, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Slurred speech (Speech impairment (adult)) by studying 14,400 people who take Aricept. We analyze: the time on Aricept when people have Slurred speech, gender and age of these people, the severity of Slurred speech, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Aricept. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
For patients like me, how are my drugs? On eHealthMe, you can research 200 million drug outcomes from FDA and social media since 1977. The results are personalized to your gender and age. Start now >>>
Aricept (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease, memory loss. Commonly reported side effects of Aricept include fall, weakness, nausea aggravated, nausea, confusional state.
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.
On Nov, 18, 2013: 14,389 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 213 people (1.48%) have Slurred Speech.
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||45.83%||33.33%||0.00%||8.33%||4.17%||8.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Slurred speech when taking Aricept * :
|Slurred speech||68.28%||31.72% |
Age of people who have Slurred speech when taking Aricept * :
|Slurred speech||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.51%||5.03%||4.52%||87.94% |
Severity of Slurred speech when taking Aricept ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Slurred speech||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Slurred speech ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dementia alzheimer's type (32 people, 15.02%)
- Hypertension (31 people, 14.55%)
- Dementia (25 people, 11.74%)
- Depression (21 people, 9.86%)
- Pain (13 people, 6.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (54 people, 25.35%)
- Namenda (52 people, 24.41%)
- Plavix (27 people, 12.68%)
- Digoxin (26 people, 12.21%)
- Lasix (25 people, 11.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Related search: Aricept, Slurred speech
You can also:
On eHealthMe, Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) is often used for alzheimer's disease. Find out below the conditions Aricept is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Aricept used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Browse Aricept side effects from A to Z:
Browse Aricept drug interactions with drugs from A to Z:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By Karamella: Normal pressure hydrocephalus & metoclopramide
(for a 87 year old woman who has Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, GERD, Dementia, Hypertension, Fractured Hip, Reflux Esophagitis, and takes Metoclopramide, Remeron, Lisinopril, Aricept, Oxycodone Hydrochloride)
My Mom while recovering from a hip fracture in a rehab center was given Metoclopramide for 2 days when she suddenly (about 2-3 hours after her dose of metoclopramide at lunch time) became completely disoriented,lethargic and could not speak. She could barely swallow, and could not drink liquids even ...
(Number of patients like Karamella: 11,766)
- By Aliosn Wall: Does aricept shorten life expectancy? i am a 61 year old women with mild dementia.
(for a 61 year old woman who has Dementia, and takes Aricept)
I have rcently been diagnosed with mild dementia and have been started on a low dose of aricept (25 mg daily). Will it shorten my life expectancy at all? Is there any research?
(Number of patients like Aliosn Wall: 247)
- By jlh: How does aricept compare to exelon for diarrea side effect?
(for a 80 year old man who has Alzheimer's Disease, and takes Aricept, Exelon)
When I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2009 I started on Aricept. After I reached the 10mg. dose I had a very severe case of diarrhea. I want to try a medicine approach again and hope to later add Namenda. I again have started Aricept. If the diarrhea problem with Aricept repeats,should I try Exel ...
(Number of patients like jlh: 262)
More questions for: Aricept, Slurred speech
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- By jp: Stay away from lisinopril
(for a 43 year old woman who has Dysarthria, and takes Lisinopril)
I move slowly and talk much slower than I used to. A friend of mine helped me find this site. I was taking 40mg of lisinopril for years when all of a sudden I had painful swelling in hands & feet which finally moved to my face. At that point I got scared and went to the E(mergency) R(oom) after I sa ...
(Number of patients like jp: 2,098)
- By Bhs: Can crestor cause vertigo?
(for a 55 year old woman who has Pressure In Back Of Head, Tingling And Numbness, Fatigue, Balance Disorder, Slurred Speech, Vertigo, and takes Topamax, Amlodipine Besylate)
I started taking Crestor in May of 2011. I had my first big "episode" in June.
Severe vertigo, loss of balance, slurred speech, fatigue, loss for words, tingling, numbness, pressure in back of head...
Didn't have all at once, but went to hospital via ambulance twice. Was first given 1000 mg of kep ...
(Number of patients like Bhs: 2,671)
More reviews for: Aricept, Slurred speech
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.