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Indications
Dosage
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INDICATIONS

ARICEPT is indicated for the treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Efficacy has been demonstrated in patients with mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer's disease.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dosing In Mild To Moderate Alzheimer's Disease

The recommended starting dosage of ARICEPT is 5 mg administered once per day in the evening, just prior to retiring. The maximum recommended dosage of ARICEPT in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease is 10 mg per day. A dose of 10 mg should not be administered until patients have been on a daily dose of 5 mg for 4 to 6 weeks.

Dosing In Moderate To Severe Alzheimer's Disease

The recommended starting dosage of ARICEPT is 5 mg administered once per day in the evening, just prior to retiring. The maximum recommended dosage of ARICEPT in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease is 23 mg per day. A dose of 10 mg should not be administered until patients have been on a daily dose of 5 mg for 4 to 6 weeks. A dose of 23 mg per day should not be administered until patients have been on a daily dose of 10 mg for at least 3 months.

Administration Information

ARICEPT should be taken in the evening, just prior to retiring. ARICEPT can be taken with or without food.

The ARICEPT 23 mg tablet should not be split, crushed, or chewed.

Allow ARICEPT ODT to dissolve on the tongue and follow with water.

HOW SUPPLIED

Dosage Forms And Strengths

ARICEPT is supplied as film-coated, round tablets containing 5 mg, 10 mg, or 23 mg of donepezil hydrochloride.

  • The 5 mg tablets are white. The strength, in mg (5), is debossed on one side and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.
  • The 10 mg tablets are yellow. The strength, in mg (10), is debossed on one side and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.
  • The 23 mg tablets are reddish. The strength, in mg (23), is debossed on one side, and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.

ARICEPT ODT is supplied as round tablets containing either 5 mg or 10 mg of donepezil hydrochloride.

  • The 5 mg orally disintegrating tablets are white. The strength, in mg (5), is debossed on one side and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.
  • The 10 mg orally disintegrating tablets are yellow. The strength, in mg (10), is debossed on one side and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.

Storage And Handling

ARICEPT Tablets

Supplied as film-coated, round tablets containing 5 mg, 10 mg, or 23 mg of donepezil hydrochloride.

The 5 mg tablets are white. The strength, in mg (5), is debossed on one side and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.

Bottles of 30 (NDC # 62856-245-30)
Bottles of 90 (NDC # 62856-245-90)
Bottles of 1000 (NDC # 62856-245-11)
Unit Dose Blister Package 100 (10x10) (NDC # 62856-245-41)

The 10 mg tablets are yellow. The strength, in mg (10), is debossed on one side and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.

Bottles of 30 (NDC # 62856-246-30)
Bottles of 90 (NDC # 62856-246-90)
Bottles of 1000 (NDC # 62856-246-11)
Unit Dose Blister Package 100 (10x10) (NDC # 62856-246-41)

The 23 mg tablets are reddish in color. The strength, in mg (23), is debossed on one side and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.

Bottles of 30 (NDC # 62856-247-30)

ARICEPT ODT

Supplied as round tablets containing either 5 mg or 10 mg of donepezil hydrochloride.

The 5 mg orally disintegrating tablets are white. The strength, in mg (5), is debossed on one side and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.

5 mg (White) Unit Dose Blister Package 30 (10x3)
(NDC # 62856-831-30)

The 10 mg orally disintegrating tablets are yellow. The strength, in mg (10), is debossed on one side and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.

10 mg (Yellow) Unit Dose Blister Package 30 (10x3)
(NDC # 62856-832-30)

Storage

Store at controlled room temperature, 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).

Distributed by Eisai Inc., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 Marketed by Pfizer Inc, New York, NY 10017. Revised: July 2015.

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/5/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Indications
Dosage
How Supplied

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