ARICEPT: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Alzheimer’s Disease “At 78 my husband started on aricept 10mg for increasing symptoms of Alzheimer’s . He did well for a long time . Memory improved. When he stared to decline again months later he was put on namzaric. Did great again for many months. He now has had increase in aricept. Showed improvement. Again. Wishing this would last.”

Tahs August 24, 2017

“Caused severe agitation & anger”

Kay111981 (taken for less than 1 month) August 18, 2017

For Alzheimer’s Disease “My mother was on this medication for 2 weeks for early stages of Alzheimer’s. The first week family thought we could see noticeable improvement. By the end of the 2nd week she was confused and defecating in her hand which she had never done before. The doctor discontinued and after a few days she was back to where she was before starting the med. My advice is watch your loved one closely for side effects.”

Pehs (taken for less than 1 month) May 7, 2017

For Alzheimer’s Disease “Several years of vascular dementia and growing increasingly worse now, my 89 year old mother started aricept during the last month. First day she was like a new person, clear thinking with memory, energy, and motivated. Second day much less, and was dizzy and constipated by 6th day. Now appearing more confused than without the drug. Not a good experience, will be moving on.”

Maple3 October 7, 2016

For Alzheimer’s Disease “Father was almost himself again with aricept but it gave him uncontrollable diarrhea so he won’t take it.”

WTFman September 21, 2016

For Alzheimer’s Disease “My mother (74) was prescribed Aricept when she was diagnosed about 5 years ago. She had very few side effects and seemed less anxious. However, there was no noticeable change in cognitive function, which has deteriorated fairly rapidly, especially in the last 2 years. It is hard to say whether the drug had any positive effect as I will never know what my mother would have been like without it. It may or may not have slowed the progression of the Alzheimer’s.”

Carer3 May 18, 2016

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