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Donepezil

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Donepezil Hydrochloride Aricept Adult

Donepezil - What is it for

​Donepezil is commonly used for dementia in Alzheimer's disease. It can help to slow down the progression of memory loss and stabilize memory function for a period of time. However, it does not reverse the disease nor provide a cure for dementia. 

It may be given to you for other reasons. Do check with your doctor what you are taking this for.

Donepezil - Additional Information

​What are the things I need to know or look out for while on this medication?

  • Avoid driving or any other activities that requires concentration until you see how this drug affects you
  • Inform your other healthcare professionals that you are on this medication as well.
  • Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before you take any other medications or natural products
  • Do not share your medications with others
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medication
  • Updated on Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Article contributed by Changi General Hospital Changi General Hospital

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