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My husband has been taking Aricept for dymentia for 1 year (he is in his late 50's), and his eyes are deteriorating. We have seen Neuro and Opthi doctors. What is your take on these effects.
My 92 yr old father was started on Aricept the end of May, and was increased up to 10 mg aprox Jul 1st. In between that time he was taken to the ER for stomach pain, they think (?) it was kidney stones. many other problems with the kidneys....it could be that or, after the fact I see so many problems with this drug, he is also experiencing Irritability, frustration, vivid dreams, diarrhea, tiredness, etc...he has been incontinent ever since they took out the catheter of four days...
I had the same situation - when I was well-rested, I could think relatively well, but when I was feeling poorly, everything went. I fought this for about a year, then finally opted to push the issue. My neurologist (bless his pointy little head) seems to think that my impairment is so slight that I don't need anything at all. But I pushed for a neuro-psych exam, and got it, which showed moderate cog impairment in a few select areas.
ARICEPT ARICEPT® (donepezil HCl) is a prescription medicine to treat mild, moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease. Dosing Information Before starting on ARICEPT 23 mg/day, patients should be on ARICEPT 10 mg/day for at least 3 months. The starting dose of ARICEPT is 5 mg/day and can be increased to 10 mg/day after 4-6 weeks. Please take ARICEPT as prescribed by the doctor.
I have just begun to take aricept and have felt washed out and been sick.
It can help, however, by slowing, reducing and/or reversing the mental and behavioral signs associated with AD. Occasional side effects of Aricept include diarrhea and nausea. This drug can also cause irregular heart beat, especially in patients with heart diseases. Fainting spells have also been reported in some cases.
I need to get going on that, and get going on getting my prescription for Aricept. Heather tells me that her dad was on Aricept for a while, and had some severe side effects (nausea, diarrhea) so had to stop.
I've tried, Nancy, but Fluffy has inflammatory bowel disease, and he gets so stressed out that he gets diarrhea when I try to shut him out. That is not pretty on a white three-legged cat, and he makes a mess. He's almost 16, and I can't change him now. I've tried earplugs, I've asked the vet for something to calm him down. The med calmed him down, but made his stomach and bowels very upset. Oh, and at 16 pounds, he hangs over the sides of my lap, lol.
At that time, there was no medication available for Alzheimer's. When Aricept came out, they finally diagnosed her Alzheimer's. Hope had been provided in a new pill! The thyroid meds never had one iota of effect on her condition. Neither did the Aricept. She ultimately died of Alzheimer's. I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts...
I began a 30 day diet and so far I've lost 15 days! Go take your Aricept, me, I'm gonna try to remember where I left the vodka. I think nora should wear the spelling dunce hat for 2 hours! All in agreement, raise your hand.
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