Are Any of Your Loved Ones on Aricept

boystownJanuary 24, 2012

My 85 year old Mother was put on Aricept yesterday. She is experiencing some memory problems and confusion. What side effects should I expect from this medication? Thank you

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jannie

My husband is 65 and takes Aricept. I have not noticed any side effects. Perhaps ask her doctor or a pharmacist.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 8:57AM
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boystown

Thank you, Jannie. The doctor told me that some have upset stomach and some have diahrea (spelling) and thats about all. My Mom did have one day so far that she said she was extremely exhausted and just did not feel good. One other day it seemed like her speech was a little slurred. Guess I am just expecting the worse.

How long has your husband been on Aricept? Is it helping him? He is very young to be on this prescription.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 8:02PM
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lascatx

My mom has been on it for years and it has helped tremendously. I haven't been aware of any negative side effects. Her care taker said it is the Nimenda that gives her loose stools.

My MIL went on it and had no noticeable benefit. Works differently with different people. Hope your mom does well with it.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 1:01AM
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jannie

My husband has had Multiple Sclerosis with "Alzheimers-like" symptoms, according to his neurologist. He was prescribed Aricept for the memory problems. He no longer drives, is mainly bedridden, cannot even cook for himself. About a year ago, his neurologist prescribed both Aricept and Namenda, but he had a bad reaction to the medications he was taking, had seizures, was hospitalized a month, was taken off all meds and was prescribed Aricept maybe 6 months ago. I don't really think it's done him any good.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 10:15AM
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