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Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
2/7/2014 4:08:40 PM

Reviewer: daughter58, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Started my 80 year old mother on 5 mg aricept today. Very scared for her after reading so many of these posts. Very few, if any reflect positive results. Wondering why Dr.'s continue to prescribe this drug.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
12/3/2013 5:12:43 AM

Reviewer: Hopeful, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took Aricept for about a year with no side effects for a mild memory problem. I saw a slight improvement. Toward the end of that year, I experienced an irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath over a period of weeks and wore a Holter monitor. I quit taking the Aricept and the heart problem ceased.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
11/26/2013 12:35:21 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Still confused at times. In combination with other drugs it has effect which is hard to identify.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
11/19/2013 5:18:13 AM

Reviewer: sunny, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My father aged 81 years has been on Aricep-10 mg for last 5 years. the drug has suited him but now oral nasal secretions have increased and are dripping.even eyes are watery. i have stopped the medication for last 10 days and the quantum of fluid dripping has considerably reduced. only my apprehensions are about the state of the gains as far as the disease is concerned

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.

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