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Side Effects

List Aricept side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with Aricept:

Common side effects of Aricept:

  • Chronic Trouble SleepingSevere
  • CrampsSevere
  • DiarrheaSevere
  • Feel Like Throwing UpSevere
  • Throwing UpSevere

Infrequent side effects of Aricept:

  • ArthritisSevere
  • DepressionSevere
  • DizzySevere
  • DrowsinessSevere
  • Feeling FaintSevere
  • Frequent UrinationSevere
  • Head PainSevere
  • Hemorrhage of Blood Under the SkinSevere
  • Loss of AppetiteSevere
  • Low EnergySevere
  • NightmaresSevere
  • PainSevere
  • Weight LossSevere

Rare side effects of Aricept:

  • "Change of Life" SignsSevere
  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
  • Aggressive BehaviorSevere
  • Altered Interest in Having Sexual IntercourseSevere
  • AnemiaSevere
  • Atrial FibrillationSevere
  • Bleeding of the Stomach or IntestinesSevere
  • Blurred VisionSevere
  • Brain Disease or Injury causing Inability to CommunicateSevere
  • BronchitisSevere
  • CataractsSevere
  • Chest PainSevere
  • DelusionsSevere
  • Easily Angered or AnnoyedSevere
  • Excessive SweatingSevere
  • Extreme Loss of Body WaterSevere
  • Eye IrritationSevere
  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsSevere
  • GasSevere
  • Heart BlockSevere
  • Heart FailureSevere
  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Infection of Genitals or Urinary TractSevere
  • Involuntary QuiveringSevere
  • ItchingSevere
  • Mental ImpairmentSevere
  • Mood ChangesSevere
  • NervousSevere
  • Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromeSevere
  • Numbness and TinglingSevere
  • Problems with Bladder ControlSevere
  • SeizuresSevere
  • Sensation of Spinning or WhirlingSevere
  • Serious Muscle Damage that may Lead to Kidney FailureSevere
  • Slow HeartbeatSevere
  • Stomach CrampsSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Unable to Control Bowel MovementSevere
  • UncoordinatedSevere
  • Urination During the NightSevere
  • Widening of Blood VesselsSevere
  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsLess Severe

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

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