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can doepezil 5mg taken at night cause excesive sweating during

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can doepezil 5mg taken at night cause excesive sweating during the night
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

donepezil is Aricept and is used for patients who have alzheimers dementia.

Dr. David :

donepezil can possibly cause some night sweats but other causes need to be checked as well.

Dr. David :

low testosterone could be causing this.

Dr. David :

or possibly a lymphoma at your age.

Dr. David :

have you been loosing weight.

Dr. David :

sorry, I mean low estrogen levels since you are a woman.

Dr. David :

do you have alzheimers dementia?

Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

are you there?

JACUSTOMER-o9bdl84y- :

sorry yes i am here yes i have mild alzheimers

Dr. David :

ok

Dr. David :

you should see your doctor to get more testing.

Dr. David :

if you are having bad sweats at night.

Dr. David :

are you loosing weight?

JACUSTOMER-o9bdl84y- :

no

Dr. David :

that is good you are not loosing weight.

Dr. David :

how long has these night sweats been going on?

Dr. David :

many years?

JACUSTOMER-o9bdl84y- :

about 6 to 9 months

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

how long have you been taking the donepezil?

JACUSTOMER-o9bdl84y- :

a long time cant remember how long

Dr. David :

then most likely it is not the donepezil which is causing the sweats.

Dr. David :

and it could be a new decline of your estrogen levels

Dr. David :

or viral infection causing the night sweats.

Dr. David :

do you have a doctor you can see to do some blood work for the night sweats and check you over?

JACUSTOMER-o9bdl84y- :

yes

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions for me?

JACUSTOMER-o9bdl84y- :

no thank you i will make an appointment to see my doctor

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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