Axona Side Effects

Common Axona Side Effects

The most commonly reported Axona side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dehydration (3)
Diarrhoea (3)
Nausea (2)
Hyperhidrosis (2)
Dizziness (2)
Dementia Alzheimer^s Type (2)
Respiratory Failure (1)
Presyncope (1)
Renal Failure (1)
Spinal X-ray Abnormal (1)
Pneumonia Aspiration (1)
Sinus Bradycardia (1)
Scar (1)
Lung Consolidation (1)
Parkinsonism (1)
Pleural Effusion (1)
Nervousness (1)
Loss Of Consciousness (1)
Hypoaesthesia (1)
Hospitalisation (1)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Axona Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Axona reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.

The appearance of Axona on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Pneumonia Aspiration, Respiratory Failure, Dehydration, Constipation, Dysphagia, Dementia Alzheimer^s Type, Parkinsonism, Atelectasis, Hiccups
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type, who was treated with Axona (dosage: See Cont Page, start time: 201302), combined with:
  • Tricor
  • Zetia
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Pneumonia Aspiration
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation
  • Dysphagia
  • Dementia Alzheimer^s Type
  • Parkinsonism
  • Atelectasis
  • Hiccups
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Axona treatment in male patients, resulting in pneumonia aspiration side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

Fatigue, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Dehydration, Scar, Pleural Effusion, Spinal X-ray Abnormal, Lung Consolidation
This report suggests a potential Axona Fatigue, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Dehydration, Scar, Pleural Effusion, Spinal X-ray Abnormal, Lung Consolidation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 86-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type and used Axona (dosage: 1 Packet; Qd; Po 04/22/2013 - 04/23/2013) starting Apr 22, 2013. Soon after starting Axona the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Dehydration
  • Scar
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Spinal X-ray Abnormal
  • Lung Consolidation
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Donepezil
  • Levothyroxine
  • Warfarin
  • Trazodone
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Atorvastatin
  • Amoxicillin-pot Clavulanate
  • Nitroglycerin
Although Axona demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as fatigue, may still occur.

Foaming At Mouth, Loss Of Consciousness, Hypoaesthesia
This Foaming At Mouth, Loss Of Consciousness, Hypoaesthesia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type. On 201301 this consumer started treatment with Axona (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Aricept
When commencing Axona, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Foaming At Mouth
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Hypoaesthesia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as foaming at mouth, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Dyspepsia, Dizziness, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Dementia Alzheimer^s Type, Disease Progression
This is a report of a 82-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Axona (dosage: NA) starting Aug 26, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dementia Alzheimer^s Type
  • Disease Progression
This opens a possibility that Axona treatment could cause the above reactions, including abdominal pain upper, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

Nausea, Visual Field Defect, Altered Visual Depth Perception, Chills, Nervousness, Hospitalisation, Heart Rate Decreased, Dizziness, Hyperhidrosis
A male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Axona (medical Food) treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 2009. Soon after starting Axona (medical Food) treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Nausea
  • Visual Field Defect
  • Altered Visual Depth Perception
  • Chills
  • Nervousness
  • Hospitalisation
  • Heart Rate Decreased
  • Dizziness
  • Hyperhidrosis
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Namenda
  • Donepezil Hcl (10mg One Daily Oral)
  • Namenda (10 Mg Twice Daily Oral)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Axona (medical Food).

Blood Creatinine Increased, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Furuncle, Presyncope, Renal Failure
A 74-year-old male patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: dementia,furuncle and was treated with Axona (medical Food)(dosage: 20-30 G Qd Oral). The treatment was initiated on Jun 29, 2010. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
  • Furuncle
  • Presyncope
  • Renal Failure
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Axona (medical Food) efficacy:
  • Omnicef
  • Aricept
  • Donepezil Hcl
  • Namenda
  • Insulin
  • Diltiazem
  • Doxazosin Mesylate
  • Omeprazole
The patient was hospitalized.

Anaemia, Asthenia, Chest Discomfort, Diarrhoea, Dyspnoea, Frequent Bowel Movements, Hyperhidrosis, Sinus Bradycardia, Syncope
In this report, Axona was administered for the following condition: iron overload,dementia.A 87-year-old male consumer from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) started Axona treatment (dosage: 40 Grams Daily Oral) on Sep 18, 2009.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Anaemia
  • Asthenia
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dyspnoea
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Syncope
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction:
  • Aricept (20 Mg Daily Oral)
  • Aricept
  • Namenda
  • Exelon
  • Vasotec
  • Imdur
  • Proscar
  • Synthroid
The patient was hospitalized.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Axona treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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