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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.

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

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