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(also known as Donepezil)

Donepezil is used to treat the symptoms of mild to moderate, or severe Alzheimer's disease. Donepezil will not cure Alzheimer's disease, and it will not stop the disease from getting worse. However, it can improve thinking ability in some patients .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescripti... continue

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Alzheimer's Disease
349
80%
Dementia
64
80%
Brain Injury
4
100%
Parkinson's Disease
4
100%
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
1
100%
Overall, 81% (433 Members) find Aricept helpful
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Aricept Reviews

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somewhat. But mom is dizzy and sleeps a lot.
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still use
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Will start this week.
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can't tell. they say its not a cure but slows the progress. How would you know how much worse it would be if they weren't on it.?
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She wasnt able to take it, it made her sick.
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I notice he's more devious and evil.
Working / Worked
He's been taking it for about 4 years and until lately it has kept it pretty steady. It is progressing now as far as memories, No side effects to speak of.
Working / Worked
I don't see a change or imfrovment, she's been taking it for about 2 yrs.
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Well she won't take it regularly so no change.
Working / Worked
Between this and Namenda it seems to keep her stable but the disease is what it is.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Aricept and nightmares
    After the doctor increased the dosage of Aricept, my husband began having vivid dreams - talking, having whole conversations, telling jokes, singing, ... [More]
  2. Discussion: Aricept
    My mother is in a nursing home and suffers from dementia. She takes it and it has really made a big difference in her. She can now be a pleasure to ta... [More]
  3. Discussion: Aricept
    I take it now as meds after my stoke. I think it doe help with my mental staying power. I do notice a difference if I forget to take it. let me know w... [More]
  4. Discussion: Aricept
    I started taking Aricept today after suffering a stroke back in 2010, at the age of 31. Since the stroke I have had diminished cognitive abilities.... [More]
  5. Discussion: Aricept and nightmares
    Anyone have any experience with Aricept and having nightmares? My mil has been having some weird and scary dreams. She has a doctor's appointment next... [More]