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Aricept 5mg and 10mg - Generic Donepezil

Donepezil (doh-NEP-eh-zil)

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Donepezil is a revolutionary drug, which is permitted by an FDA in 1996 to reduce the symptoms that occur due to Alzheimer's disorders. 

Available brand of this drug: Aricept

Therapeutic class of this drug: Anti Alzheimer's agent

Pharmacological Category of this drug: Acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor  

Available dosage form of this drug: Oral formulation

Available dose of this drug: 5, 10 and 23 mg 

Mechanism of action of Donepezil:

This dosage is a centrally acting drug, which is effective against the Alzheimer's diseases and is works by:

  • Inhibiting the breaking of acetylcholine
  • Increasing the level of it in the brain
  • Improving the activity of nerve cell
  • Stabilizing the symptoms Alzheimer's problem. 

Uses of Aricept:

This drug is effectively used to treat various symptoms of Alzheimer's diseases.

It is used to improve cognition and behavior of Alzheimer's patient.

It is also used to treat mild to severe dementia associated with Alzheimer's disorder. 

Contraindications of Aricept:

This drug should not be used by a patient due to some medical conditions like:

  • Hypersensitivity to this drug
  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • Gastric or stomach ulcers
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Respiratory problems
  • Heart related problems
  • Liver disorders
  • Sick sinus syndrome 
Drug interactions of Donepezil:

The consumption of this medicine is rigorously proscribed along with some drugs, belongs to the certain category; as this can harmful to the patients due to drug- drug interactions. These drugs that interact with this medicine are:

  • Anti cholinergic drugs, e.g. Atropine
  • Drugs that metabolized by the enzyme of liver, e.g. Dexamethasone
  • Anti epileptic drugs, e.g. Phenytoin
  • Anti fungal drugs, e.g. Ketoconazole
  • Quinidine or its derivatives 
Storage conditions for Aricept:

Some recommended conditions for storing this dosage form are:

  • Temperature that ranges from 15 to 30° C
  • Clean and hygienic place
  • Protected from light and moisture 

Dose and mode of administration of Aricept:

This dosage form should be taken via oral route with or without having meal. It is taken by water once in a day, at bedtime.

Start this dosage regime with lowest dose, i.e. 5 mg in a day.

If you feels insomnia problem, than take this medicine in morning.

Maintenance dose for treating Alzheimer's diseases: take 10 mg tablet of this drug, once in a day, for 4 to 6 weeks.

Maintenance dose for severe Alzheimer's diseases: take 23mg tablet of this drug once a day, for 3 months.

Missed dose:

Avoid taking two tablets of this drug, in case you missed any dose.


Excess dose of this drug can cause various symptoms like seizures, fainting, breathing problems, blurred vision, severe drowsiness, slow heartbeat and severe nausea. 

Side effects of Donepezil:

This dosage form may cause some side effects like:

  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • GIT upset
  • Pain in muscles and joints
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Abnormal heartbeat 

Some important information about the therapy with Aricept is:

This dosage form is only responsible to treat symptoms of Alzheimer's diseases, it is not used to treat progression of this diseases.

This drug should not be given to the pregnant women.  

Customer Reviews

Aricept for Alzheimer. Review by Cole
I have been on this medication for 8 months now for Alzheimer and i noticed great result, no side effect. i feel much better now. (Posted on 7/25/16)

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