Review: could Donepezil cause Seizure disorder (Epilepsy)?
Summary: Seizure disorder is found among people who take Donepezil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Donepezil hcl, and have Dementia alzheimer's type. We study 2,767 people who have side effects while taking Donepezil from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Seizure disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizure disorder and more.
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Donepezil has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia. (latest outcomes from 2,851 Donepezil users)
Seizure disorder (disease of seizure related) has been reported by people with epilepsy, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion. (latest reports from 36,638 Seizure disorder patients)
On May, 12, 2015: 2,766 people reported to have side effects when taking Donepezil. Among them, 16 people (0.58%) have Seizure Disorder.
Time on Donepezil when people have Seizure disorder * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Seizure disorder||50.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Seizure disorder when taking Donepezil * :
|Seizure disorder||55.56%||44.44% |
Age of people who have Seizure disorder when taking Donepezil * :
|Seizure disorder||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.88%||94.12% |
Severity of Seizure disorder when taking Donepezil ** :
How people recovered from Seizure disorder ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dementia alzheimer's type (11 people, 68.75%)
- Dementia (1 people, 6.25%)
- Memory impairment (1 people, 6.25%)
- Epilepsy (1 people, 6.25%)
- Convulsion (1 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Donepezil hcl (16 people, 100.00%)
- Memantine hcl (8 people, 50.00%)
- Inhibace (4 people, 25.00%)
- Amlodipine besylate (4 people, 25.00%)
- Aspirin (4 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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My husband was diagnosed with Dementia a little over 2 years ago. I believe it had began a year or so before diagnosis because he lost the ability to write and his driving had became erratic, drifting off edge of hardtop road, drove too fast, etc. I took him to our doctor and asked for an appointment with a neurologist because I knew something was wrong. He falls every now and then, on average of about once a week, or two weeks. He can no longer take care of himself in bathing, brushing teeth,shaving, etc. I have to help him into and out of the bathtub and towel him dry. He can still dress himself in the mornings but not after bath because it tires him out. He has trouble feeding himself but is still able to. I have to be sure his food is cut into small pieces and he has to use a big spoon for eating. He uses his thumb to push food onto the spoon. I have to watch him closely when eating because he takes too big of bites. He shambles when he walks, sometimes worse than others. If we have to go shopping for anything, I have to make him hold onto the shopping buggy for support to keep from falling. He walks extremely slowly. He takes the medicine in the above spaces but I can't tell if it is helping him or not. He has steadily gotten worse over the past two years, since diagnosis. He was prone to nosebleeds as a child and I thought maybe that was why he began to have nosebleeds again but they are starting to really bleed profusely when they bleed, which seems to be every few days, or sooner and sometimes more than once a day. If you have any infomation that may be helpful in his case, please advise. He does have high blood pressure and is on low dose aspirin.
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