Could Namenda cause Confusion - from FDA reports


Summary

Confusion is found among people who take Namenda, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aricept, and have Dementia alzheimer's type . We study 8,808 people who have side effects while taking Namenda from FDA. Among them, 107 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 Namenda 9,518 users)

Confusion

Confusion has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 44,213 Confusion patients).

On Dec, 31, 2016

8,808 people reported to have side effects when taking Namenda.
Among them, 107 people (1.21%) have Confusion


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Namenda cause Confusion?

Time on Namenda when people have Confusion *:

  • < 1 month: 85.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Confusion when taking Namenda *:

  • female: 49.06 %
  • male: 50.94 %

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: 1.2 %
  • 40-49: 3.61 %
  • 50-59: 7.23 %
  • 60+: 87.95 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (25 people, 23.36%)
  • Dementia (17 people, 15.89%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (7 people, 6.54%)
  • Heart Rate Irregular (6 people, 5.61%)
  • Insomnia (4 people, 3.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aricept (46 people, 42.99%)
  • Lipitor (28 people, 26.17%)
  • Aspirin (23 people, 21.50%)
  • Folic Acid (13 people, 12.15%)
  • Exelon (13 people, 12.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Confusional State (35 people, 32.71%)
  • Memory Loss (31 people, 28.97%)
  • Fatigue (29 people, 27.10%)
  • Weakness (24 people, 22.43%)
  • Gait Disturbance (20 people, 18.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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