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Aricept ODT

Generic name: givenpezil (oral) [doe-NEPe-e-zil]
Brand name: Aricept, Aricept ODT
Drug class: cholinesterase inhibitors

What is Aricept ODT?

Aricept ODT can aid in improving the mental functioning of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease.Aricept ODT doesn't work for everyone. Certain people who take Aricept ODT have enhanced mental performance, whereas others may experience a decrease or worsening mental performance.Aricept ODT isn't a cure for Alzheimer's. The condition can worsen with time, even for patients who take this medication.Aricept ODT could be used for additional uses that are not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Aricept ODT

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Aricept ODT can result in severe adverse effects. Should you experience:

  • Slow heartbeats;
  • Feeling lightheaded, like you're passing out;
  • New or progressively worsening stomach pain, heartburn, and nausea, as well as nausea;
  • A seizure;
  • Urination that is painful or difficult
  • New or worsening breathing difficulties new or worsening breathing problems;
  • Indications of stomach bleeding: bloody or black stools, coughing up blood, or vomiting that looks like coffee grounds.

Common adverse consequences of Aricept ODT can include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea;
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle pain;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Feeling exhausted.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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donepezil, memantine, Aricept, Namenda, rivastigmine, and Exelon


Follow all the instructions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Inform your health care providers about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as any medications you take.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't make use of Aricept ODT in the event that you have an allergy to Aricept ODT or other medicines. Consult your physician if you are allergic to any medicine.

Speak to your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • A heart rhythm disorder
  • A stomach ulcer;
  • Problems with urination;
  • Asthma or another breathing disorder;
  • Kidney or liver disease;
  • A seizure;
  • Trouble taking tablets.

Consult a physician if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to take Aricept ODT?

Follow all instructions on your prescription label, and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Follow the medication precisely as directed.You can take Aricept ODT either with or without meals.Suck the normal tablet in its entirety, and don't crush, chew, or break it.Take the tablet that dissolves orally from the packaging only after you are able to consume the medication. Place the tablet in your mouth and let it disintegrate without chewing. Drink several times until the tablet is completely dissolving. Once the tablet is completely dissolved, drink a glass of water.If you require a surgical or dental procedure, inform the dentist or surgeon prior to the time you're using Aricept ODT. It is possible that you will need to discontinue using the medicine for a short period of time.It is not recommended to stop taking Aricept ODT without a doctor's guidance.Keep it at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not miss the missed dose, and take the next dose at your regular time. Don't take two doses at the same time.If you have missed your doses for more than seven consecutive days, consult your physician prior to starting the medication next time.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.The signs of a drug overdose could include extreme nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sweating, blurred vision, feeling lightheaded, a slow heartbeat, and shallow breathing. It can also cause muscle weakness, feeling faint, or seizures (convulsions).

What should be avoided?

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of the effects of Aricept ODT on your health. The way you react could be affected.

Interaction with other drug

Consult your physician before taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID) like Ibuprofen, aspirin (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac, indomethacin, and meloxicam, among others. Utilising an NSAID that contains Aricept ODT can increase the risk of stomach ulcers.Other medications could impact Aricept ODT, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about all the medicines you are currently taking and any medication you begin or stop taking.




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