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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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What drug class is donepezil (aricept) in?

What drug class is donepezil (aricept) in?

Aricept (donepezil): Cholinesterase inhibitors, for mild to moderate Alzheimer's. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the drug Aricept (donepezil) used for?

Please help! What is the drug Aricept (donepezil) used for?

Aricept (donepezil): Cholinesterase inhibitors, for mild to moderate Alzheimer's. ...Read more

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Is there any drug interactions between bupropion and donepezil?

Is there any drug interactions between bupropion and donepezil?

Yes, there can: Be a risk of seizures when both of these medications are taken. ...Read more

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The dr. Just put my mom on the medicine called donepezil. What are common side effects?

Alzheimer's: Donepezil is indicated for alzheimer's disease, and can have many potential side effects, including nausea and vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, fainting, heart complications such as abnormal rhythms and slowing of heart beat, rarely stomach ulcers. However, usually quite well tolerated and safe. ...Read more

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I have just stopped my aunts 5mg dose of Aricept (donepezil) after 3 weeks of being on this drug. How long can I expect to see residual effects?

A few days: Aricept has a half-life of about 96 hrs, so it may take 5-7 days to get out of the system. However, do not give up in future as their are other meds that do help memory, and you can get a better outcome. Consider, the Exelon (rivastigmine) patch, minimal if any adverse events. ...Read more

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Does the dementia drug donepezil really work? If so how well? I started giving it to my 85 year old mother with mild dementia.

Does the dementia drug donepezil really work? If so how well? I started giving it to my 85 year old mother with mild dementia.

Depends: On what you mean by "work." No drug is likely to reverse the damage that has already occurred. What they may do, but only in some patients and only to a limited degree, is slow down the progression of the dementia. Physical exercise, a balanced diet, lots of socialization and enrichment, as well as treating any underlying depression may do more to increase quality of life than meds. Get support! ...Read more

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How does Aricept (donepezil) work?

Enzyme Blocker: This medication is an enzyme blocker that works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain. ...Read more

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Is it possible 2 take donepezil for mci?

Aricept/MCI: For mild cognitive impairment, yes, if recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Who should not take Aricept (donepezil)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Who should not take Aricept (donepezil)?

Aricept (donepezil): Ones with hypersensitivity to Aricept, (donepezil) Heart disease, COPD, Asthma, Arrhythmias. Caution if seizures. ...Read more

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Can donepezil 10 mg cause you to feel "high"?

Not usually: Donepezil, a "memory enhancing " agent for alzheimers is not usually associated with any frank neuropsychiatric issues which would create a drunk or high sensation. Mostly issues involve nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, faintness from pulse slowing. Are other meds on board and are additional comorbidities present? ...Read more

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What is the generic form of Aricept (donepezil)?

Donepezil: The generic donepezil is available in 5 and 10 mg sizes, but the newer higher dose 23 mg is brand specific. ...Read more

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Is Aricept (donepezil) as affective in advanced stages alzhimers?

Possibly less: I would first ask if Alzheimer's (DAT) is the correct diagnosis. DAT is not always the correct diagnosis in cases of neurocognitive disorders (dementia). Other conditions also cause trouble with memory and thinking in advanced age and are often missed. If DAT is the correct diagnosis, Aricept (donepezil) helps slow the functional decline but not the actual disease process. New medicines are in development. ...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 long is Aricept (donepezil) effective for the alzheimers?

How long is Aricept (donepezil) effective for the alzheimers?

Differs by symptom: Aricept (donepezil) increases a chemical in the brain known as acetylcholine. This slows functional decline early in dementia and helps behaviors late. I recommend continuing it as long as possible if there are no adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is donepezil used for anything other than Alzheimer's disease?

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Is donepezil used for anything other than Alzheimer's disease?

Aricept (donepezil): Off label, still under testing, for vascular dementia, for sleep apnea in alzheimer's disease, post-coronary bypass cognitive impairment, schizophrenia, adhd, cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis & down syndrome, & speech impairment in autistic kids. ...Read more

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Could blood in your urine be a side effect of aricept (donepezil)?

Definitely yes: Blood in urine is one of many possible side effects on urinary tract from aricept (donepezil). Please discuss with the prescribing dr. ...Read more

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Are there any better alternatives than donepezil to treat alzheimer's?

Are there any better alternatives than donepezil to treat alzheimer's?

Maybe: "better alternatives" is in the eye of the beholder. Currently, drugs approved to treat alzheimer's disease only slow down progression but don't necessarily restore memory & cognitive function. Donepezil, galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) & rivastigmine are cholinesterase inhibitors while Namenda is an nmda receptor antagonist. In truth, no study has demonstrated that any drug is better than the rest. ...Read more

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Are there any more effective options to treat alzheimer's besides donepezil?

Not yet: Donepezil and related medications, rivastigmine and galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) all have about the same level of mild benefit. However, sometimes a patient will respond better to one of the drugs vs. The others. Another drug, memantine (namenda) words differently so it can be added on, but its level of benefit is less. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from taking Aricept (donepezil) if you donot have dementia?

What are the side effects from taking Aricept (donepezil) if you donot have dementia?

I don't know as: Aricept (donepezil) is only indicated in dementia, so that is the only time I use it. In general, unnecessary medications cause the "normal" side effects, but cannot help with any other problem. ...Read more

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What could happen if I take my dad (89 yrs old) off Aricept (donepezil) after being on it for 6 yrs., if he really does have dementia?

What could happen if I take my dad (89 yrs old) off Aricept (donepezil) after being on it for 6 yrs., if he really does have dementia?

Maybe very little: Research studies suggest that Aricept is of limited value after about 2 or 3 yrs in most pts, and might be no noticeable effect when stopped. In some, there is a precipitous deterioration over 6 weeks, and there is no way of predicting which way this will go. Maybe, substitute an Exelon (rivastigmine) patch if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I stopped taking namenda (memantine) a few days ago because of confusion problems, how long do the effects last after stopping? I now take Donepezil 5mg

I stopped taking namenda (memantine) a few days ago because of confusion problems, how long do the effects last after stopping? I now take Donepezil 5mg

Good change, I hope: The half-life of Namenda (memantine) is no more than 80 hrs. This should mean that it will be unlikely to still have and effects in a week to 10 days. But your doctor or a pharmacist may explain it better. The new drug should not have that side effect, but watch it and discuss risks w/ the doctor too. Best wishes for good results! ...Read more

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Does Aricept (donepezil) for pd problems work well?

Yes: The only drug fda approved with parkinson's disease dementia is exelon (rivastigmine)- but aricept (donepizil) is commonly used as well. It may help with the cognitive problems as well as help maintain function in those with pdd. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: aricept (donepezil)?

For dementia: Aricept or donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It increases the amount of acetylcholine that your brains sees. This can improve concentration in those who do not have enough. It can help slow functional decline in those wih early alzheimer's, lewy body and vascular dementias. Later in the illness, this medicine can decrease anxiety, agitation and aggression. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Aricept (Definition)

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