Aricept (Donepezil)

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Aricept (Donepezil) Product Information

Aricept is a prescription medication to treat symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. This medication improves the function of the nerve cells in the brain, and prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine.

Acetylcholine is a chemical in your body that is related to thinking, memory and reasoning.

Order Aricept and Generic Donepezil Online At Low Price

Donepezil is the generic name for Aricept, both of which we carry in a 5mg or 10mg dose. The brand option shipped from the UK is manufactured by a company called Eisai, and the Canadian option is produced by Pfizer. The Generic options are manufactured by different companies than the brand.

Shipping to the US from Canada or the United Kingdom, takes approximately 7-10 business days in transit once the order has been shipped. The cost for brand Aricept 5mg  starts $50 USD for 28 tablets, while the price for 10mg is $125 USD for 100 tablets.

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Aricept (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
  • 23 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 23 mg tablets should be swallowed whole without the tablets being split, crushed or chewed.
  • Aricept may cause nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue and decreased appetite.

Aricept 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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