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Donepezil (Aricept) Linked to Increased Risk of Fainting and Low Heart Rate
A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that the risk of fainting and low heart rate is increased in patients who take cholinesterase inhibitors such donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Razadyne), and rivastigmine (Exelon) for the treatment of dementia. The study also identified that patients on these medications have an increased risk of pacemaker insertion and hip fractures, which are common complications of low heart rate and fainting. For more information, please visit: http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/169/9/867
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Galantamine (Razadyne) Linked to Increased Risk of Fainting and Low Heart Rate
A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that the risk of fainting and low heart rate is increased in patients who take cholinesterase inhibitors such donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Razadyne), and rivastigmine (Exelon) for the treatment of dementia. The study also identified that patients on these medications have an increased risk of pacemaker insertion and hip fractures, which are common complications of low heart rate and fainting. For more information, please visit: http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/169/9/867
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2009-08-27 Donepezil (Aricept) Linked to Increased Risk of Fainting and Low Heart Rate Donepezil MediGuard CRT
2009-08-27 Galantamine (Razadyne) Linked to Increased Risk of Fainting and Low Heart Rate Galantamine MediGuard CRT
2009-08-28 Rivistigmine (Exelon) Linked to Increased Risk of Fainting and Low Heart Rate Exelon MediGuard CRT
2009-08-28 Study Supports Link Between Statins and Muscle Pain and Weakness Atorvastatin MediGuard CRT
2009-08-28 Study Supports Link Between Statins and Muscle Pain and Weakness Fluvastatin MediGuard CRT
2009-08-28 Study Supports Link Between Statins and Muscle Pain and Weakness Lovastatin MediGuard CRT
2009-08-28 Study Supports Link Between Statins and Muscle Pain and Weakness Pravastatin MediGuard CRT
2009-08-28 Study Supports Link Between Statins and Muscle Pain and Weakness Rosuvastatin MediGuard CRT
2009-08-28 Study Supports Link Between Statins and Muscle Pain and Weakness Simvastatin MediGuard CRT
2009-08-28 Study Supports Link Between Statins and Muscle Pain and Weakness Niacin and Simvastatin MediGuard CRT
2009-08-28 Study Supports Link Between Statins and Muscle Pain and Weakness Atorvastatin and Amlodipine MediGuard CRT
2009-08-28 Warning About Serious Skin Reactions with Use of Intelence Etravirine Manufacturer
2009-08-28 Updated Prescribing Information Available Montelukast FDA
2009-08-28 Updated Prescribing Information Available Zileuton FDA
2009-08-28 Updated Prescribing Information Available Zafirlukast FDA
2009-09-04 Safety Information Added to the Myfortic Prescribing Information Mycophenolic Acid Manufacturer
2009-09-14 Thiazolidinediones Associated with Increased Risk of Fractures Glimepiride and Rosiglitazone MediGuard CRT
2009-09-14 Important Information About Digoxin (Lanoxin) Digoxin MediGuard CRT
2009-09-16 Low-Dose Aspirin For Prevention Has Fewer Side Effects Than Higher Doses of Aspirin Clopidogrel MediGuard CRT
2009-09-16 Low-Dose Aspirin For Prevention Has Fewer Side Effects Than Higher Doses of Aspirin Ticlopidine MediGuard CRT