Donepezil is called a cholinesterase inhibitor meaning that it increases the amount of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine in the brain. It is used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that gradually worsens the ability to think clearly, remember, communicate, and perform daily activities. Alzheimer’s can also change the mood and personality of a person. Increasing acetylcholine helps the brain to function, slowing the progression of dementia.
Donepezil is available in regular tablets and quick-dissolving tablets. The usual dose is 5 to 10mg per day.
Common side effects:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Weight loss
- General unwell feeling or malaise
- Muscle cramps
Cost of Donepezil
The price of generic Aricept ranges widely, from $2.40 to $73.00 for a bottle of 30 tablets, strength 10mg, with a coupon. To find the least expensive pharmacy that sells Aricept near you and get a coupon, click here.
How to Get a Prescription for Donepezil
Aricept is a prescription medication that must be prescribed by a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can refill your Alzheimer’s medications remotely through telemedicine and prescribe donepezil online.