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 has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from 15,467 Aricept users)
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 31,332 Slurred speech patients)
On Feb, 8, 2015: 14,911 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 218 people (1.46%) 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||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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