Aricept (Donepezil)– Information, Dosage, Cost Without Insurance

February 5, 2021

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
  • Insomnia
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Tremor
  • Itchiness
  • Diarrhea


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.