Re: Aricept & Diarrhea?
My mom had loose bowels on Aricept during the 18 months she took it. We recently stopped it and, along with the cessation of loose bowels, her nightmares decreased/ended.
Original dosage was 10mg/day in morning, then switched to evening, which decreased nightmares and bowel problems.
The OP might consider trying another AChE inhibitor llike Exelon or Reminyl, or perhaps singular or combinative therapy with Namenda.
In my mother's case (stage 4-5 VD), I've noted no remarkable permanent or transient effects from the cessation, other than those noted. Her cognition remains stable at this point, about 3 weeks out. Overall, her ADL's are the same or improved, as she has less anxiety from the nightmares and occasional bathroom "accidents"
Last edited by camachinist; 12-12-2004 at 01:47 PM.