Namenda vs Doxepin hydrochloride - from FDA reports

This is a side effect comparison of Namenda and Doxepin hydrochloride. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

29,814 people who take Namenda and Doxepin hydrochloride are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Namenda vs Doxepin hydrochloride drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Doxepin Hydrochloride (doxepin hydrochloride)
  • Namenda (memantine hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  5. Pain
  6. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  7. Headache (pain in head)
  8. Anxiety
  9. Diarrhoea
  10. Fall
Doxepin Hydrochloride:
  1. Confusional State
  2. Fall
  3. Dizziness
  4. Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Asthenia (weakness)
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  8. Drug Ineffective
  9. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
  10. Diarrhoea

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Condition
  2. Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  3. Sleep-Related Eating Disorder (abnormal eating patterns during the night)
  4. Anxiety
  5. Dizziness
  6. Weight Increased
  7. Fall
  8. Abdominal Pain Upper
  9. Suicidal Ideation
  10. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Doxepin Hydrochloride:
  1. Fall
  2. Confusional State
  3. Urinary Tract Infection
  4. Aggression
  5. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
  6. Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  9. Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)
  10. Dementia Alzheimer's Type (loss of mental ability with alzheimer's symptom)

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