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My mother started taking generic Aricept (donepezil) 1 week ago and is suffering from nausea and dizziness is there anything she can take to alleviate symptoms ?

My mother started taking generic Aricept (donepezil) 1 week ago and is suffering from nausea and dizziness is there anything she can take to alleviate symptoms ?

Reduce dose: Cutting up the lowest dose tablet (5 mg) to get a lower initial dose (e.g., 2.5 mg) is possible and sometimes helps one get used to the medication gradually. Taking with food may help. If she can't tolerate aricept/donepezil, there are two other cholinesterase inhibitors (the class of medication that Aricept is in) to try, including one that is delivered by a patch that is often very well tolerate. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Donepezil (Definition)

Donepezil is a medication indicated for the treatment of alzheimer's disease that increases acetyl choline (a chemical involved in memory). While it does not cure the disease, it has potential for preserving the quality of life of a sufferer when compared to not treating. For instance, it has been showed to delay the time ...Read more


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Can pregnant women take Aricept (donepezil)?

Can pregnant women take Aricept (donepezil)?

NO!: Aricept (donepezil) is a class C drug, meaning it has not been studied in human pregnant women because of the danger, but in animal studies it has demonstrated damage to the fetus, birth defects, and problematic issues. I would definitely discuss this with the doctor who prescribed it and look at risks/benefits. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Aricept (donepezil) overdose?

Stop Aricept (donepezil): If adverse events are occurring, stop the drug, but realize that Aricept (donepezil) has a long duration in the body and several days may pass until it is out of the system. Also, there maybe a sharp deterioration in memory if the drug is abruptly stopped. Need to work closely with your neurologist or even a hospital. ...Read more

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How can I buy Aricept (donepezil) without any prescription?

How can I buy Aricept (donepezil) without any prescription?

You can't: It is a prescription for a reason. Plus, it's mandated by federal law. So, if you happen to get it without a prescription, you and the seller broke federal law. The penalty includes prison. ...Read more

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How do you know when Aricept and namenda (memantine) have stopped working?

How do you know when Aricept and namenda (memantine) have stopped working?

Tough to be sure: These medicines are designed to help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Since it doesn't necessarily improve symptoms, it can be difficult to know if it is working or not. There have been some studies with Aricept (donepezil) showing that even in severely demented individuals, there is still benefit. If there is no quality of life (i.e. No communication, no adls), i would stop the medicine. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Aricept (Definition)

Aricept is an anti-Alzheimer's agent which is a kind of reversible ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having ...Read more