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Review: could Namenda cause Confusion?

Summary: Confusion is found among people who take Namenda, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aricept, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 6,849 people who have side effects while taking Namenda from FDA and social media. Among them, 120 have Confusion. Find out below who they are, when they have Confusion and more.

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Namenda

Namenda has active ingredients of memantine hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia. (latest outcomes from 7,222 Namenda users)

Confusion

Confusion has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 36,476 Confusion patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 6,846 people reported to have side effects when taking Namenda. Among them, 120 people (1.75%) have Confusion.

Trend of Confusion in Namenda reports

Time on Namenda when people have Confusion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Confusion72.28%11.88%3.96%5.94%4.95%0.99%0.00%

Gender of people who have Confusion when taking Namenda * :

FemaleMale
Confusion52.28%47.72%

Age of people who have Confusion when taking Namenda * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Confusion0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.56%6.74%5.06%87.64%

Severity of Confusion when taking Namenda ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Confusion10.71%57.14%28.57%3.57%

How people recovered from Confusion ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Confusion12.50%0.00%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (56 people, 46.67%)
  2. Dementia (39 people, 32.50%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (25 people, 20.83%)
  4. Depression (14 people, 11.67%)
  5. Amnesia (9 people, 7.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aricept (76 people, 63.33%)
  2. Lipitor (46 people, 38.33%)
  3. Aspirin (36 people, 30.00%)
  4. Fosamax (32 people, 26.67%)
  5. Cozaar (30 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I ran outta my Trileptal, the last time I took it was in the hospital on Saturday I was there for 2 days and I was normally taking 300mg 2x daily and the hospital gave me 600mg 4x on Saturday and the day before I took the one 300mg I had left in the morning. Since the hospital I have not had any Trileptal to be able to take because they didn't send me home with any because I'm from another State and I'm not sure if that's why but I should have my medicine tomorrow but I feel horrible and I just wanna know if physically I will be alright? Thank you so much and would appreciate a quick responce.
  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    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 dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
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    My wife has a cousin who had a parathyroidectomy to remove a cancer and thinks that it's the reason why he, alone in his extended family, has not developed Alzheimer's. I know hyperparath can cause dementia sometimes confused w. A.D, but a follow up study on parathyroidectomy patients might reveal unexpected findings.
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  • Was doing fine until urinary track infection. UA showed infection. C + S sent to lab. Cipro prescribed on a Tuesday along with a shot of Rocefin. By nightfall, unstable, unable to walk, unable to stay awake, lethargy, pin point pupils, high fevers unable to control and major confusion. Talking out of head. Thursday returned to doctor. Rocefin given by IV with fluids. UA showed clear of infection. PRevious C + S not in at this time. Friday admitted to hospital and Cipro d/c'ed. C + S showed Cipro resistant. Rocefin given IV with Sodium Chloride IV. Na was down and INR at 1.4 (to thick). After 3 days treatment, more alert, fever gone, awake and no longer confused. Weak but able to stay awake for longer periods and answer questions.

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