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
on Jul 30, 2013 Male from US , weighting 187.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Axona. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Axona side effects: pneumonia aspiration, respiratory failure, dehydration, constipation, dysphagia, dementia alzheimer^s type, parkinsonism, atelectasis, hiccups. Axona dosage: See Cont Page.
Associated medications used:
  • Tricor
  • Zetia
Patient was hospitalized.

Fatigue, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Dehydration, Scar, Pleural Effusion, Spinal X-ray Abnormal, Lung Consolidation
Patient was taking Axona. Patient felt the following Axona side effects: fatigue, upper respiratory tract infection, dehydration, scar, pleural effusion, spinal x-ray abnormal, lung consolidation on Jul 12, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 86 years of age, weighting 150.4 lb, was diagnosed with and. Axona dosage: 1 Packet; Qd; Po 04/22/2013 - 04/23/2013.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Donepezil
  • Levothyroxine
  • Warfarin
  • Trazodone
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Atorvastatin
  • Amoxicillin-pot Clavulanate
  • Nitroglycerin

Foaming At Mouth, Loss Of Consciousness, Hypoaesthesia
Adverse event was reported on Mar 27, 2013 by a Female taking Axona (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 68 years of age, weighting 150.4 lb, After Axona was administered, patient encountered several Axona side effects: foaming at mouth, loss of consciousness, hypoaesthesia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Aricept

Abdominal Pain Upper, Dyspepsia, Dizziness, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Dementia Alzheimer^s Type, Disease Progression
on Sep 25, 2012 Female from US , 82 years of age, weighting 160.3 lb, was treated with Axona. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Axona side effects: abdominal pain upper, dyspepsia, dizziness, nausea, diarrhoea, dementia alzheimer^s type, disease progression. Axona dosage: N/A.

Nausea, Visual Field Defect, Altered Visual Depth Perception, Chills, Nervousness, Hospitalisation, Heart Rate Decreased, Dizziness, Hyperhidrosis
on Sep 01, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 140.0 lb, was treated with Axona (medical Food). Patient felt the following Axona side effects: nausea, visual field defect, altered visual depth perception, chills, nervousness, hospitalisation, heart rate decreased, dizziness, hyperhidrosis. Axona (medical Food) dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Namenda
  • Donepezil Hcl (10mg One Daily Oral)
  • Namenda (10 Mg Twice Daily Oral)
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Blood Creatinine Increased, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Furuncle, Presyncope, Renal Failure
Patient was taking Axona (medical Food). After Axona was administered, patient encountered several Axona side effects: blood creatinine increased, dehydration, diarrhoea, furuncle, presyncope, renal failure on Sep 22, 2010 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 74 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Axona (medical Food) dosage: 20-30 G Qd Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Omnicef
  • Aricept
  • Donepezil Hcl
  • Namenda
  • Insulin
  • Diltiazem
  • Doxazosin Mesylate
  • Omeprazole
Patient was hospitalized.

Anaemia, Asthenia, Chest Discomfort, Diarrhoea, Dyspnoea, Frequent Bowel Movements, Hyperhidrosis, Sinus Bradycardia, Syncope
Adverse event was reported on Nov 06, 2009 by a Male taking Axona (Dosage: 40 Grams Daily Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 87 years of age, weighting 170.4 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Axona side effects: anaemia, asthenia, chest discomfort, diarrhoea, dyspnoea, frequent bowel movements, hyperhidrosis, sinus bradycardia, syncope.
Associated medications used:
  • Aricept (20 Mg Daily Oral)
  • Aricept
  • Namenda
  • Exelon
  • Vasotec
  • Imdur
  • Proscar
  • Synthroid
Patient was hospitalized.

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


    Date & Time

    Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)





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