• Generic Aricept (Donepezil)

Information on Aricept

 Donepezil, is the international generic name assigned to reference the active ingredient, which is also found in the popular USA brand name medication Aricept. Aricept is a registered mark owned by drug manufacture Pfizer.

Generic brands available in India: 
Donepezil is manufactured by a number of companies in India. Carefully review and consider all manufactures before making your selection as not all manufacture adhere to the same safety and quality standards.  In India, Donepezil is the generic and therapeutic equivalent for Aricept and has been available for years. All medicines approved for human consumption in India are regulated by the India FDA Government regulated price and patent controls make buying cheap generic for Aricept possible in India. The MRP, which is stamped on the package, is the price a person physically in India would likely pay.

Common Uses Donepezil/ Aricept
The Aricept 5mg tablets are commonly used in the treatment of memory loss and the thinking capacity in people who have been afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. It is a reversible acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor.

Before Using Donepezil/ Aricept
There are many cases when certain medications or ailments that may react with Aricept 5mg, so ensure that you tell your doctor about all the medications and over the counter drugs that you are currently taking. You may need to be monitored regarding your dosage or your condition especially if you are taking anticholinergic drugs like atropine, scopolamine,benztropine etc., succinylcholine, neostigmine, bethanechol, or medications that hike up the metabolism of other medications like phenytoin, carbamazepine, dexamethasone, rifampin or phenobarbital. Tell you doctor if you are suffering from any other conditions like fits, liver complaints, heart conditions, ulcers in the stomach or intestines, respiratory ailments like COPD, asthma, problems passing urine, any allergies, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding the baby.
How to use Donepezil/ Aricept
Take Aricept 5mg as per the directions of your physician. This medication is to be taken in the evenings, unless your doctor says otherwise. Aricept 5mg can be taken with or without food. It should be stored in a cool dry place at room temperature in an air tight container. If you happen to miss a dose, just pass it over and continue with the regular dose the next day, especially if you are taking the medication in the evenings only. Do not take the missed dose in the morning instead, nor take two doses together.

Aricept 5 mg should not be taken if you happen to be allergic to any of the ingredients in the medication or to any other medications derived from piperidone like glutethimide. Do not stop the medication without consulting your doctor and ensure that you keep all the all appointments with the doctor and laboratories while you are the medication. Inform the doctor that you are on Aricept 5mg before you go in for any medical or dental treatments or surgeries or for any urgent medical care. As Aricept 5mg can make you feel drowsy or dizzy, see that you do not drive or operate any sort of machinery or carry out any actions that could be hazardous till you learn to react to Aricept 5mg. Always discuss with your doctor when you are prescribed any new drugs. If you are a woman and are planning to conceive or are breast feeding your baby consult your doctor about the pros and cons of using Aricept 5mg as it is not clear if this medication can be used when pregnant or whether the medication will pass through the milk to the baby.

Donepezil/ Aricept Possible side Effects 
Some of the side effects that may be encountered when you are on Aricept 5mg are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sleepiness, weird dreams, pain in the joints or muscles and insomnia. If they persist consult the doctor. Talk to your doctor immediately if you suffer headaches, giddiness, or faintness, problems with your eyesight, hives, stomach aches, recurrent urination and unsteadiness or if you experience irregularity in your heartbeat, strange dreams, slurring in speech, fits of black stools. Also see that you contact the physician if you experience anything other than what has been listed earlier as this is not a full list of the side effects. And please check with your pharmacist if you entertain any doubts. You can always register your side effects reports with the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Drug interaction 
Interaction with other drugs can cause unasked for side effects or inhibit the medication form working properly, so use the drug interaction checker to know whether the medications that you are taking have interactions with each other.
If you feel that you have taken an overdose of the medicine, get in touch with the local poison centre or emergency room at once. Some of the indications of overdosing are nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, slowing of pulse rate, giddiness, shallow breathing, fits and light headedness. 

Additional Information 
It is imperative that you do not share Aricept 5mg with others for whom it has not been recommended. See that you do not use this medication for any other medical conditions and ensure that it is not kept within reach of children. Always make sure that you have a perennial supply of Aricept 5mg by refilling your supply if you have to take the medication for long periods of time.
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Generic for Aricept

Aricept is used to treat Alzheimer's patients. The acute brain disease alleviates; and certainly devastates the mental, emotional and the physical activities of an individual. This dementia grabs more than 300,000 people over the age of 65 causing a tragic situation. Deteriorated dietary conditions and heredity instigates the growth of Alzheimer's. Aricept or its generic Donepezil is the only effective drug which fights against this chronic disease. FDA approved the medicine since 1996 and is manufactured by Eisai Inc.

Aricept is an oral medication and the tablet comes in the dosage of 5mg to 10mg. The medicine belongs to the class of cholinesterase inhibitors and the active ingredient is donepezil hydrochloride which augments the level of acetylcholinein in the brain. Notably those who have less acetylcholinein are in the clutches of dementia. Generic Donepezil inhibits the decrease of acetylcholinein and postpones the progression of memory loss that is Alzheimer's. Usually the generic name of the brand medicine will be its active ingredient, in this case Donepezil.

At BUCK A DAY online pharmacy, the generic for Aricept is available in the following strengths: Donepezil 5 mg and Donepezil 10 mg. If you have any questions or concerns on ordering the generic equivalent to Aricept, or any other product at Buck A Day Pharmacy, we have an online chat assistant waiting to help you or you can call direct to our toll free number.


Aricept and generic Aricept, what is the difference?

Aricept is a trademark & trade name owned by Pfizer Inc.. To help consumers identify the manufacture's product source among other competitive products consumers might choose to treat including generic alternatives with the same active ingredient. We here at Buck A Day Pharmacy, regardless if we sell Aricept, may reference and fairly use the name, to accurately describe the generic aspect of a product. Furthermore, as a pharmacy and health professionals, we are licensed to discuss, educate, and promote for sale to the public medicines by commonly known names, such as Aricept or its Generic Name Donepezil so that, among other things consumers can accurately identify a product, be counseled, and make an informed comparison regarding their treatment options, before and after buying.

For comparative purposes, the generic in India costs much less than the brand Aricept by Pfizer Inc. from our pharmacy; you will find available for purchase here.

Donepezil, a generic for Aricept in India with the equivalent active ingredient; and for comparison Aricept has the same active ingredient as the global generic.

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Generic Aricept (Donepezil)

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