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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Aricept oral.

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Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
10/18/2013 2:08:50 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
87 year old mother put on drug. She weighs 112 lbs - nausea and vomiting severe at the very start. Doctor wanted her to stop and restart 1/2 doseage. She is back to her old self (with the dementia) after stopping drug. We are not going to give it to her again - she was too sick - not a good drug.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
9/22/2013 1:05:34 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My wife was diagnosed last year and started the drug in January at 10 mg and has felt reasonable better results in mental recall and cognitive activity. Some cramps; no nausea; a little more sleep but not much. She may move up to the 23 mg level soon. Not sure on any side effects for that. She is fully functional but misses things (sight) and forgets dates, etc. This is the disease, of course. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
8/26/2013 2:03:43 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
other than causing diareah, this was a waste of time and money, as is the time spent with g.p and neurologist, my next step is a trip to a gerontalogist

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
8/1/2013 11:28:51 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication put my mom in a mental psychosis. After 6 days, she had no clue who or where she was, very combative. Her eyes were fixed and dilated. We put her in hospital and sat with her for 48hrs until drug got out of system. It took her 2 months of physical and occupational therapy to get motor skills back.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
5/19/2013 8:53:01 AM

Reviewer: PG Keen, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Many side effects. Anorexia, insomnia, diarrhea. No notable improvement in cognitive function.

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