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Aricept Dosage

Generic name: DONEPEZIL HYDROCHLORIDE 5mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated; tablet-orally-disintegrating

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2.1 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.

2.2 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. 

2.3 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.

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