Common drug used in treating Alzheimer’s disease Increases risk of hospitalization

Donepezil, a drug that is commonly used in treating Alzheimer’s disease and many forms of dementia has been associated with increased risk of hospitalization for rhabdomyolysis, a painful condition of muscle breakdown.

Rhabdomyolysis may also result in kidney-related diseases as well. Doctors suggest that the risk is low yet a statistically significant one.

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