Aricept SR (Donepezil)

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Aricept SR 23mg

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Aricept SR (Donepezil) Product Information

Aricept SR is prescribed to treat patient's with Alzheimer's. It helps brain cell function, thus improving thinking, memory, and reasoning. The SR stands for Sustained Release, meaning that this formulation of the drug is released into your bloodstream steadily over a long period of time.

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We carry  this in brand name only, and there is no generic available currently. Starting at $155.00 USD price, Aricept SR is available in 23mg, and ships from Mauritius. The estimated delivery time to the US would be 10-18 business days from the time the order is shipped.

The flat fee for shipping is $9.95 USD.

A prescription is required to process an order, and can be set via fax (1-855-776-0079), email([email protected]), or by using the "Rx Upload" feature on our website.

You can call us toll free at 1-855-776-0079, or chat live with one of our agents on our website, if you have any questions.

Aricept SR (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

The sustained release oral tablets available in 23 mg tablets

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 may cause nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue and decreased appetite.

Aricept SR FAQs

Can I take this with food?

It can be taken with or without food. The tablets should be swallowed whole and cannot be split, crushed, or chewed.

 

Can I take this if I am pregnant?

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.

 

Can I take this while breastfeeding?

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

 

When should I take Aricept?

It is recommended to take Aricept in the evening to avoid some of the side effects.

 

Does Aricept improve mood?

Cholinesterase inhibitors such as donepezil (Aricept) may temporarily prevent progression of mild cognitive impairment but could also worsen symptoms of depression because of the potential role of the cholinergic pathway in mediating mood.

 

What is Aricept given for?

Aricept (donepezil) is an oral medication used to treat the symptoms of dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease (AD).

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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