Review: could Aricept cause Slurred speech?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 14,804 people who take Aricept. Among them, 213 have Slurred speech. See who they are, when they have Slurred speech and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Aricept (latest outcomes from 15,441 users) 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, nausea aggravated, fatigue.
Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) (latest reports from 186,844 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 14,413 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.
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