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Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
2/10/2009 2:01:10 AM

Reviewer: velvetkat, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My 79 year old mother started on 5mg Aricept for Parkinsons,didn't seem to be a problem, until she was put on the 10mg, then all hell broke loose, vomitting, diarrhea, at the same time, stomach pain (severe),rectal bleeding, couldn't eat, got very weak,wanting to sleep most of the time, and I had to take her to the Emergency Room 5 times in a matter of 1 month, 2 of the times admitted, the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
1/24/2009 11:29:47 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This DRUG is on the market for monetary profit for the drug reps, physicians, & pharmacist. My father was put on this drug by a doctor unnecessarily. He was a very intelligent person and very mobile for 8l years old. After being on this drug for about 3-4 weeks, he bacame immobile, weak, stopped eating and had to be hospitalized. Eventually, this drug helped along with another one led to ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
1/23/2009 9:21:59 AM

Reviewer: Unhappy, 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 Dad 71 years old had bypass surgery in 2005 just started taking this medication were told for early stage dimentia. For 1 week in that length of time his mobility is totally gone. He can't do anything for him self. He has uncontrollable urination and is now catheterized. His urologist say's to keep the catheter for 1 month and check back with him if the urination persist then I don' ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
1/22/2009 12:22:29 AM

Reviewer: tabby, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Is it O.K. to mix alcohol with Aricept?

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
12/31/2008 11:10:26 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm the caregiver for my mother (age 86). She began taking the one month starter package about 6 weeks ago. About three weeks in, she developed a large rash on her right forearm. I'm wondering if others have experienced skin rash? In general though, I'm not noticing any real benefits with this med. and frankly after reading some of these reviews i'm not comfortable in my mother ... Show Full Comment

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