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Aricept Patch Side Effects
Various dep on dose: Common reactions include: nausea, diarrhea, headache, insomnia, dizziness, muscle cramps, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, and weight loss. Less common but serious reactions can occur in some individuals, including: AV block, slowed heart rate, fainting, seizures, and GI bleeding. If you are taking or considering taking this medication, consult with your doctor and discuss your concerns.
Donepezil is a medication indicated for the treatment of alzheimer's disease that increases acetyl choline (a chemical involved in memory). While it does not cure the disease, it has potential for preserving the quality of life of a sufferer when compared to not treating. For instance, it has been showed to delay the time ...Read more
Yes: Nightmare often can occur. One solution, take in am after awakening, as timing may be an issue, but not always. And it may be dose related, with possible better control at 5 mg dose.See 1 more doctor answer
Worsening: Back to a baseline, significantly lower level of functioning is the most common phenomenon, which is seen by family/staff as a sudden worsening of the dementia (depending on the stage), it may consist of forgetting names, inability to execute simple tasks, not recognizing people/places, incontinence, etc.See 1 more doctor answer
Mother in law has been taken off aricept (donepezil). She is 93, what side effects should we expect?
Alzheimer's: Aricept (donepezil) is a cholinesterase inhibitor used to help the memory impairment in patients with alzheimer's. Side effects include diarrhea, and bradycardia. This is the reason many times we elect to stop tis medication, specially in late stages when mainly supportive care is recommended. The progression of the disease will continue with or without the medication. Some notice a slightly faster decline.
Should someone stop Aricept (donepezil) and nemenda if they can still walk but not talk? No side effects, but could it contribute to mobility?
Meds for cognition: Aricept and Namenda (memantine) have been studied in patients with various types of dementia (alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, etc.). Studies mostly assessed their effects on thinking, but they were also found to help activities of daily living and behavior. Therefore even if the patient can't talk, the medications could still be helping. Talk to the patient's md before stopping.See 3 more doctor answers
Alzheimer's: Donepezil is indicated for alzheimer's disease, and can have many potential side effects, including nausea and vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, fainting, heart complications such as abnormal rhythms and slowing of heart beat, rarely stomach ulcers. However, usually quite well tolerated and safe.See 1 more doctor answer
It can: It can cause GI bleeding, seizures, urinary retention. These are all uncommon.
Possibly less: I would first ask if Alzheimer's (DAT) is the correct diagnosis. DAT is not always the correct diagnosis in cases of neurocognitive disorders (dementia). Other conditions also cause trouble with memory and thinking in advanced age and are often missed. If DAT is the correct diagnosis, Aricept (donepezil) helps slow the functional decline but not the actual disease process. New medicines are in development.See 2 more doctor answers
I take Aricept (donepezil) 1o mg and sinement 100 mg. I want to know how is best taken. Like with or without food?
Aricept (donepezil): Yes you do.Get a more detailed answer ›
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