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Review: could Aricept cause Slurred speech?

We study 14,904 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 (latest outcomes from 15,457 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss.

Slurred speech

Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) (latest reports from 191,877 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 23, 2014: 14,904 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 191,865 people who have Slurred Speech on eHealthMe.

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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