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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 2,756 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

Donepezil (latest outcomes from 2,839 users) has active ingredients of donepezil hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia.

Trend of donepezil reports

Seizure disorder

Seizure disorder (disease of seizure related) (latest reports from 36,528 patients) has been reported by people with epilepsy, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion.

Trend of Seizure disorder reports

On Oct, 29, 2014: 2,755 people reported to have side effects when taking Donepezil. Among them, 16 people (0.58%) have Seizure Disorder.

Trend of Seizure disorder in Donepezil reports

Time on Donepezil when people have Seizure disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Seizure disorder50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Seizure disorder55.56%44.44%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Seizure disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.88%94.12%

Severity of Seizure disorder when taking Donepezil ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Seizure disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (11 people, 68.75%)
  2. Dementia (1 people, 6.25%)
  3. Memory impairment (1 people, 6.25%)
  4. Epilepsy (1 people, 6.25%)
  5. Convulsion (1 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Donepezil hcl (16 people, 100.00%)
  2. Memantine hcl (8 people, 50.00%)
  3. Inhibace (4 people, 25.00%)
  4. Amlodipine besylate (4 people, 25.00%)
  5. Aspirin (4 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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