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Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
5/10/2014 12:46:36 PM

Reviewer: VM, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My mom has been on this medication for about 5 weeks. The dosage is 10 MG, started her on half a tablet the first 4 weeks before bed time. She was taking Trazodone 50 MG for sleep, during this time I had to wean her off the Trazodone and slowing introduces Melatonin. During the first 4 weeks she said she was having vivid dreams and has been having trouble sleeping. She is experiencing nausea, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
4/3/2014 3:45:10 PM

Reviewer: ?, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Made me drowsy, dizzy and lost energy as well as appetite.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
3/4/2014 10:40:08 AM

Reviewer: mtiger, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Mom has been on this (10mg) for several moths, and there has been no effect - positive or negative. Neuro just says to keep taking it. He doesn't live with it, I guess.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
12/4/2013 11:38:08 AM

Reviewer: Veniceinks, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My mother started 10 mg of Donepezil about 3 weeks ago. I've called her neurologist this morning after researching possible side effects. I've had her to the Dr. twice because she has been so weak, depressed, nauseous, loss of appetite, spent entire days in bed, complains of aches/pains, nightmares, talking in her sleep, pale and looks very dehydrated. The Dr. ordered blood work which cam ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
11/24/2013 11:14:59 AM

Reviewer: mikepj, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Have been taking donepezil for about 5 weeks. I thought it was helping me, but I am having second thoughts now. The last two nights I have been awaken. I was going to adjust my head to my pillow, but when I lifted my head I felt very dizzy. I tried to sit up in bed, but I couldn't. After I laid there for a few minutes I slowly sat up. Most of the dizziness was gone. I sat in my easy chair fo ... Show Full Comment

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