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Review: could Aricept cause Tremor?





Summary: Tremor 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 Namenda, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 14,910 people who have side effects while taking Aricept from FDA and social media. Among them, 445 have Tremor. Find out below who they are, when they have Tremor and more.

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Aricept

Aricept has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in memory loss. (latest outcomes from Aricept 15,465 users)

Tremor

Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Tremor 70,421 patients)

On Dec, 5, 2014: 14,910 people reported to have side effects when taking Aricept. Among them, 445 people (2.98%) have Tremor.

Trend of Tremor in Aricept reports

Time on Aricept when people have Tremor * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tremor35.90%35.90%5.13%1.28%8.97%12.82%0.00%

Gender of people who have Tremor when taking Aricept * :

FemaleMale
Tremor69.31%30.69%

Age of people who have Tremor when taking Aricept * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tremor0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.14%3.42%5.94%89.50%

Severity of Tremor when taking Aricept ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tremor0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Tremor ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tremor0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (101 people, 22.70%)
  2. Dementia (55 people, 12.36%)
  3. Depression (33 people, 7.42%)
  4. Hypertension (28 people, 6.29%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (24 people, 5.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Namenda (109 people, 24.49%)
  2. Aspirin (80 people, 17.98%)
  3. Lexapro (46 people, 10.34%)
  4. Risperdal (41 people, 9.21%)
  5. Zoloft (37 people, 8.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 82 year old man who has Stools - Black Or Tarry, and takes Aricept)
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    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...
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    (Asked by a 60 year old woman who has Tremors, and takes Lithium Carbonate)
    More than 10 years on Lithium, tremors evident in hands. According to this study, then was no recovery from these types of tremors. Medication reduced by 1/3 to 600 mg. per day. Not sure if the "NO Recovery" was in a group where the dosage was lowered or not? Wanting to to know of long term recov ...
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    (Asked by a 70 year old woman who has Excessive Hunger, and takes Donepezil)
    I WOULD SIMPLY LIKE TO KNOW IF DONEPEZIL CAUSES AN INCREASE IN APPETITE!! WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR ANSWER SOON AND APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!!!
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    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Skin Burning Sensation, Tremor, Foggy Thinking, and takes Aplenzin)
    Been on Aplenzin 5 yrs. Not sure its the drug, but hands are burning. Heads feels strange, and I have tremors. Tremors have been for 3 yrs. There saying it could be parkinson's. Could it be by chance the Aplenzin.

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