Donepezil and Seizure disorder - from FDA reports


Summary

Seizure disorder is found among people who take Donepezil, 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 6,318 people who have side effects while taking Donepezil from FDA. Among them, 27 have Seizure disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizure disorder and more.

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Donepezil

Donepezil has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia. (latest outcomes from Donepezil 6,511 users)

Seizure Disorder

Seizure disorder (disease of seizure related) has been reported by people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, convulsion (latest reports from 56,486 Seizure disorder patients).

On Feb, 06, 2017

6,318 people reported to have side effects when taking Donepezil.
Among them, 27 people (0.43%) have Seizure Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Donepezil cause Seizure disorder?

Time on Donepezil when people have Seizure Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Seizure Disorder when taking Donepezil *:

  • female: 57.69 %
  • male: 42.31 %

Age of people who have Seizure Disorder when taking Donepezil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 4.35 %
  • 50-59: 4.35 %
  • 60+: 91.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (11 people, 40.74%)
  • Dementia (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (2 people, 7.41%)
  • Memory Loss (1 person, 3.70%)
  • Cognitive Disorder (1 person, 3.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Warfarin Sodium (3 people, 11.11%)
  • Aspirin (3 people, 11.11%)
  • Furosemide (2 people, 7.41%)
  • Amlodipine Besylate (2 people, 7.41%)
  • Phenytoin (1 person, 3.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Head Injury (6 people, 22.22%)
  • Consciousness - Decreased (6 people, 22.22%)
  • Thrombophlebitis (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Staphylococcal Infection (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Fall (5 people, 18.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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