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Review: could Aricept cause Slurred speech (Speech impairment (adult))?

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 Aspirin, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 14,911 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

Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from 15,466 Aricept 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, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 31,327 Slurred speech patients)

On Jan, 9, 2015: 14,910 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 218 people (1.46%) have Slurred Speech.

Trend of Slurred speech in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Slurred speech * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Slurred speech44.00%32.00%0.00%12.00%4.00%8.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Slurred speech68.97%31.03%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Slurred speech0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.45%5.88%4.41%87.25%

Severity of Slurred speech when taking Aricept ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Slurred speech0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Slurred speech ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Slurred speech0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (32 people, 14.68%)
  2. Hypertension (31 people, 14.22%)
  3. Dementia (25 people, 11.47%)
  4. Depression (21 people, 9.63%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (14 people, 6.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (55 people, 25.23%)
  2. Namenda (52 people, 23.85%)
  3. Plavix (27 people, 12.39%)
  4. Digoxin (26 people, 11.93%)
  5. Lasix (25 people, 11.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I had taken Lisinopril for 1 year at 10mg and stopped taking the medication for
    about 2 months and when I went back to the doctor he prescribed a dosage of 20mg.
    I took the drug for about (Sept 1 2014) 6 days before my speech was so slurred I could barely speak. I quit taking the drug, but my speech had not improved and
    it is now Dec 27, 2014. My swallowing problems was very bad and I kept choking.
    Very scary. I had a MRI and they found nothing that concerned the doctors. My swallowing had improved a little bit since I started taking colloidal minerals. It seemed to help my choking within a day. My symptoms didn't start until I took the 20mg lisinopril and within days I had to stop. I can't get a doctor to listen to me. They discount the drug completely.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I have suffered from these afflictions for many years but the balance issue and farigue have severely limited my lice. I fall regularly, use a staff for stability at all times.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.

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    anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:

    Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.

    Reply

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