Aricept ODT (Donepezil)

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Donepezil ODT 5mg

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Aricept ODT (Donepezil) Product Information

Aricept ODT is a prescription medication that is used to treat Alzheimer’s.  As an ODT, or oral disintegrating tablet, it is designed to be dissolved on your tongue, and not swallowed whole.

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Aricept ODT is also marketed as Aricept Evess, and is manufactured by a company called Eisai Ltd; we offer it in these dosages: 5mg and 10mg. We also have generic called Donepezil in the same dosages from different manufacturers. Both the brand and generic are available to ship from either the United Kingdom or Canada. Shipping to the US would take an estimated 7-10 business days. There is a standard shipping charge of $9.95 that will be applied at checkout.

Orders can be placed online or over the phone. Our toll free number is 1-855-776-0079, where our customer service representatives can help  walk you through the process of setting up an account, setting up an order, an arranging for your prescription to be forwarded to us. The same support is available on our website using our live chat feature

Aricept ODT (Donepezil) Medication Information

Uses

Aricept is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. Efficacy has been demonstrated in patients with mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Dosage

There are oral tablets available in several different strengths:

  • 5 mg 
  • 10 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Aricept include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for a full list of side effects that applies to you.

Precautions

Cholinesterase inhibitors may have vagotonic effects on the sinoatrial and atrioventricular nodes manifesting as bradycardia or heart block.

Patients should be monitored closely for symptoms of active or occult gastrointestinal (GI) blee ding, especially those at increased risk for developing ulcers.

Cholinomimetics are believed to have some potential to cause generalized convulsions.

Cholinesterase inhibitors should be prescribed with care to patients with a history of asthma or obstructive pulmonary disease.

Interactions

Some of the common drug interactions with Aricept:

  • Cimetidine
  • Cisapride
  • Digoxin
  • Ketoconazole
  • Terfenadine
  • Imipramine
  • Warfarin

For a more complete list speak with your doctor or pharmacist 

Storage

Store at controlled room temperature (59º–86ºF).

Pharmacist Tips

  • Take Aricept only once per day, as prescribed.
  • Aricept ODT melts on the tongue. You should drink some water after the tablet melts. 
  • Aricept may cause nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue and decreased appetite.

Aricept ODT FAQs

Can I take this with food?

It can be taken with or without food. 

 

Can I take this if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate or well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Aricept should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

It is not known whether donepezil is excreted in human milk. Caution should be exercised when Aricept is administered to a nursing woman.

Related Drugs

Reference:

Aricept {package insert}. New York, NY: Pfizer Inc.; 2012.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/020690s035,021720s008,022568s005lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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