Use of antidementia drugs and risk of pneumonia in older persons with Alzheimer’s disease

29 Nov 2016Pasi Lampela, Anna-Maija Tolppanen, Antti Tanskanen, Jari Tiihonen, Piia Lavikainen, Sirpa Hartikainen & Heidi Taipale

The increased risk of pneumonia in this fragile group of aged persons should be taken into account. Memantine is associated with the highest risk in the comparison of antidementia drugs.

Cohort Study
1 effect
65481 subjects

Reported Outcomes


Antidepressants Manufactured risk & protective factor
Minor Risk Factor Antidepressants

Pneumonia Respiratory outcome
Minor increase risk of Pneumonia
Respiratory system

Moderate evidence