Aricep 5mg Tablet

Medically reviewed by Dr. Swaroop Choudhari | Written By Kunal V Kumar

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 3:15 am

Aricep 5mg Tablet

Uses of Aricep 5mg Tablet

Aricep 5mg Tablet is used for the treatment or prevention of the following disease(s):

Alzheimer’s Disease

Side effects of Aricep 5mg Tablet

The most common side effects of Aricep 5mg Tablet are – Allergic Reaction, Sweating, Headache, Abnormal ECG, Chest Pain, Edema, Heart Failure, Abdominal Pain, Anorexia, Constipation, Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting

These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while using Aricep 5mg Tablet

Do not use Aricep 5mg Tablet if you are allergic to – Donepezil

If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Aricep 5mg Tablet.

If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.

To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

How Aricep 5mg Tablet works

Aricep 5mg Tablet contains – Donepezil

Donepezil works by slowing the breakdown of a neurotransmitter in the brain called acetylcholine, Neurotransmitters are stored in nerve cells in the brain and nervous system, and are involved in transmitting messages between the nerve cells, Donepezil increases the level of acetylcholine in the brain.

Dosage of Aricep 5mg Tablet

The dosage of Aricep 5mg Tablet depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical condition or history of the patient and many other conditions.

Please use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Aricep 5mg Tablet

If you forget to take a dose of Aricep 5mg Tablet, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.

If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or call your local medical emergency number.

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Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Alzil 5mg Tablet  ( Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. )

106.55  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Donecept 5mg Tablet  ( Cipla Ltd. )

105.04  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Cognidep 5mg Tablet  ( Altius Life Sciences )

90.20  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Donaz 5mg Tablet  ( Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. )

72.00  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Donep 5mg Syrup  ( Alkem Laboratories Ltd. )

143.00  60ml Bottle Tablets Strip


Drug :- anticholinergics: Possibly interference with activity of these drugs.

carbamazepine, dexamethasone, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampin: Increased donepezil elimination rate.

cholinergic agonists, neuromuscular blockers: Possibly synergistic effects of these drugs.

ketoconazole, quinidine: Inhibited donepezil metabolism.

NSAIDs: Possibly increased gastric acid secretion and increased risk of GI bleeding.

About Reviewer

Dr. Swaroop Y Choudhari is an MBBS, MD in General Medicine. The doctor holds an experience of 8 years, and has extensive knowledge in his respective field of medicine.

About Author

Kunal is a registered pharmacist with RGUHS with over 11 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.