donepezil, Aricept, Aricept ODT (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with donepezil are:

Other important side effects include:

Tacrine (Cognex), another anticholinesterase medication used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, is associated with liver toxicity. Donepezil does not appear to be associated with liver toxicity.



PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 5, 10 and 23 mg. Tablets (orally disintegrating tablets): 5 and 10 mg.

STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15-30 C (59-86 F).

DOSING: Donepezil is generally taken once daily at night prior to retiring. Its absorption is not affected by food so that it may be taken with or without food. Mild to moderate disease is treated with 5 or 10 mg once daily. Moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease is treated with 10 or 23 mg daily.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/30/2014

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