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You'll hear more debate about whether cholinesterase inhibitors donepezil, etc. Consider tapering the drug over 4 weeks to reduce possible discontinuation. After that, I'll wait 1-2 weeks and then start cutting the Aricept donepezil from her daily 10 mg to 5 mg for a week and then she'll be off that as. Mar 2, 2017. They do have her taking Namenda and Aricept. lobe dementia. doctor said Aricept can make this condition worse. advised tapering.now.
Joang - Weaning off Aricept donepezil and Namenda - The.
The drugs in the acetylcholinesterase class are tacrine Cognex, donepezil. GI side effects are the most common; however, slowing the taper up to 10 mg. Apr 14, 2010. Generally, there is no need to taper Aricept. Due to its long half life, it will take over 2 weeks for it to be out of her system. You can just stop. Mar 8, 2012. Donepezil was more effective than another common Alzheimer's drug. drug should be gradually tapered down before going off it completely.
Aricept - Do you need to be weaned from taking donepezil?
Answer - Posted in donepezil - Answer No, presently there are no recommendations of tapering dose when deciding. Jan 15, 2012. We describe a 62-year-old female diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, who had been treated with donepezil for approximately 1 year.