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Review: could Namenda cause Incontinence?

Summary: Incontinence could be caused by Namenda, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aricept, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 6,819 people who have side effects while taking Namenda from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Incontinence and more.

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Namenda

Namenda (latest outcomes from 7,190 users) has active ingredients of memantine hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia.

Incontinence

Incontinence (lack of moderation or self-control) (latest reports from 31,897 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 6,791 people reported to have side effects when taking Namenda. Among them, 22 people (0.32%) have Incontinence. They amount to 0.07% of all the 31,780 people who have Incontinence on eHealthMe.

Trend of Incontinence in Namenda reports

Time on Namenda when people have Incontinence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Incontinence50.00%25.00%0.00%12.50%12.50%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Incontinence when taking Namenda * :

FemaleMale
Incontinence60.61%39.39%

Age of people who have Incontinence when taking Namenda * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Incontinence0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Incontinence when taking Namenda ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Incontinence0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Incontinence ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Incontinence0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (12 people, 54.55%)
  2. Hypertension (5 people, 22.73%)
  3. Dementia (4 people, 18.18%)
  4. Amnesia (4 people, 18.18%)
  5. Depression (4 people, 18.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aricept (19 people, 86.36%)
  2. Coumadin (6 people, 27.27%)
  3. Synthroid (6 people, 27.27%)
  4. Lexapro (6 people, 27.27%)
  5. Atacand (5 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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