Aricept ODT

Active Ingredient(s): Donepezil
FDA Approved: * October 18, 2004
Pharm Company: * EISAI MEDCL RES
Category: Alzheimers / Dementia

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Aricept ODT Overview

Donepezil, marketed under the trade name Aricept, is a medication used in the palliative treatment of Alzheimer's disease.[1][2] Donepezil is used to improve cognition and behavior of people with Alzheimer's, but does not slow the progression of or cure the disease.[3] Common side effects include loss of appetite, gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, vomiting, or muscle cramping.[4] It was developed by Eisai an...

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Aricept 10 mg

Is it OK to take Aricept 10 mg together with Excedrin PM ? ## Hi Mel, My findings state that there are in-fact unsafe interactions between these two drugs. Posted below are the precautions you should be aware of: "GENERALLY AVOID: Due to opposing effects, agents that possess anticholinergic activity (e.g., sedating antihistamines; antispasmodics; neuroleptics; phenothiazines; skeletal muscle relaxants; tricyclic antidepressants; class IA antiarrhythmics especially disopyramide; carbamazepine; cimetidine; ranitidine) may negate the already small pharmacologic benefits of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in the treatment of dementia. These agents may also adversely affect elderly patients in general. Clinically significant mental status changes associated with anticholinergic agents ca...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Donepezil
  • Solution: 1mg/ml, 5mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 23mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrated: 10mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrating: 10mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Aricept ODT: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 62856-831 Aricept 5 mg Disintegrating Tablet by Eisai Inc.
  • 62856-832 Aricept 10 mg Disintegrating Tablet by Eisai Inc.

Other drugs which contain Donepezil or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

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