Aricept ODT

Aricept ODT (Aricept), is a centrally acting reversible acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor. Its main therapeutic use is in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease where it is used to increase cortical acetylcholine. Aricept ODT is postulated to exert its therapeutic effect by enhancing cholinergic function. This is accomplished by increasing the concentration of acetylcholine through reversible inhibition of its hydrolysis by acetylcholinesterase. If this proposed mechanism of action is correct, donepezil's effect may lessen as the disease process advances and fewer cholinergic neurons remain functionally intact. Aricept ODT has been tested in other cognitive disorders including Lewy body dementia and Vascular dementia, but it is not currently approved for these indications. Aricept ODT has also been studied in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, post-coronary bypass cognitive impairment, cognitive impairment associated with multiple sclerosis, and Down syndrome.

Medicinal name:
  • Donepezil hydrochloride 23 MG Oral Tablet [Aricept]
  • Donepezil hydrochloride 10 MG Oral Tablet [Aricept]
  • Donepezil hydrochloride 5 MG Oral Tablet [Aricept]
  • Donepezil hydrochloride 10 MG Disintegrating Oral Tablet [Aricept]
  • Donepezil hydrochloride 5 MG Disintegrating Oral Tablet [Aricept]

Aricept ODT - Pharmacology:

Aricept ODT's proposed mechanism of action involves the increase of the concentration of acetylcholine through reversible inhibition of its hydrolysis by acetylcholinesterase.

Aricept ODT for patients

Patient Info
ARICEPT (donepezil HCl) is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimers disease.

ARICEPT (donepezil HCl) is well tolerated but may not be for everyone. Some people may experience nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue or loss of appetite. In studies, these side effects were usually mild and temporary. Some people taking ARICEPT (donepezil HCl) may experience fainting. People at risk for ulcers should tell their doctors because their condition may get worse.

Aricept ODT Interactions

Drugs that inhibit or Induce CYP 2D6 and CYP 3A4 may affect the concentration on Aricept.

Aricept ODT Contraindications

ARICEPT® is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to donepezil hydrochloride or to piperidine derivatives.

Manufacturers name:

  • Eisai Inc
  • Cardinal Health
  • PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack
  • Physicians Total Care, Inc

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Aricept ODT see also Saw Palmetto

General health
Brand Names containing Donepezil