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Stroke

Side effects of Aricept

12/14/2006

Question:

My husband started 5mg of aracept last evening and is complaining of numbness in his left arm. Is this from the medication or something more sinister?

Answer:

To have these symptoms properly diagnosed, you will need to see a health professional. You may require a physical examination.  Tingling in one arm is not a typical side effect of Aricept.  There are other medical conditions which could be causing this, including a stroke or cardiac conditions.

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Response by:

Brett   Kissela, MD Brett Kissela, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati