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 6,827 people who have side effects while taking Namenda from FDA and social media. Among them, 116 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 alzheimer's type. (latest outcomes from Namenda 7,144 users)

Confusion

Confusion has been reported by people with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, pain, abasia, cardiac failure congestive, anhedonia (latest reports from 35,855 Confusion patients).

On Jul, 30, 2016

6,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Namenda.
Among them, 116 people (1.7%) have Confusion


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Namenda cause Confusion?

Time on Namenda when people have Confusion *:

  • < 1 month: 52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Confusion when taking Namenda *:

  • female: 52.59 %
  • male: 47.41 %

Age of people who have Confusion when taking Namenda *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.03 %
  • 40-49: 5.15 %
  • 50-59: 6.19 %
  • 60+: 87.63 %

Severity if Confusion when taking Namenda **:

  • least: 13.64 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 31.82 %
  • most severe: 4.55 %

How people recovered from Confusion **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (25 people)
  • Dementia (24 people)
  • Alzheimer's Disease (9 people)
  • Depression (7 people)
  • Insomnia (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aricept (53 people)
  • Lipitor (28 people)
  • Aspirin (22 people)
  • Lasix (13 people)
  • Exelon (13 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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