Drug interactions between Aricept and Exelon
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Aricept (donepezil) and Exelon (rivastigmine)
Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.
MONITOR: A synergistic effect may be expected when acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are administered concurrently with other cholinesterase inhibitors or cholinergic agonists.
MANAGEMENT: Monitoring for excessive cholinergic effects and seizure activity is recommended. Patients should be advised to notify their physician if they experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, increased salivation, cold sweats, slow or irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness or cramps, dizziness, headache, seizures, or respiratory distress.
- "Product Information. Reminyl (galantamine)" Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Titusville, NJ.
- "Product Information. Aricept (donepezil)." Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY.
- "Product Information. Cognex (tacrine)." Parke-Davis, Morris Plains, NJ.
Drug and food interactions
No results found in our database - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'cholinergics' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'cholinergics' category:
- Aricept (donepezil)
- Exelon (rivastigmine)
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.