Treats dementia. Aricept (Donepezil) works for all stages of dementia caused by Alzheimer's, but it can be expensive. Treats dementia. Namenda (Memantine) is one of the few medications that can be used to treat moderate to severe dementia caused by Alzheimer's. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance.
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More Namenda side effects » How it works Aricept Namenda Aricept (Donepezil) is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Researchers don't know exactly how it helps treat Alzheimer's disease, but it prevents acetylcholine, a chemical in the brain, from being broken down too quickly. Acetylcholine is important in transmitting signals through nerves, a process that breaks down in Alzheimer's. Namenda (Memantine) is an NMDA receptor antagonist. Researchers don't know exactly how it helps treat Alzheimer's disease, but it blocks an amino acid called glutamine, which seems to protect nerves from overstimulation. Type of medication Aricept Namenda Prescription only Prescription only Available as Aricept Namenda Pill Dissolving tablet Liquid Pill Liquid Extended release Used for Aricept Namenda Risk factors for serious side effects Aricept Namenda › Taking anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) Detailed Aricept (donepezil) risks & warnings » Detailed Namenda (memantine) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
Weight Aricept Namenda › People on Aricept (Donepezil) have reported weight loss. This is common. If this bothers you, talk to your doctor. No weight related info. Upsides and benefits Aricept Namenda › Aricept (Donepezil) can be used to treat dementia caused by all stages of Alzheimer's. › It can be effective for treating behavioral problems related to dementia. › Available in three different forms: immediate release solution, a tablet, and an orally disintegrating tablet. › Only used to treat moderate to severe dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. › It's available as an immediate-release tablet, a solution, and an extended-release tablet. › Can cause fewer side effects than other medicines used to treat Alzheimer's disease. › Available as a generic, which is cheaper. Downsides and risks Aricept Namenda › Only available as a brand name medication, so it can be expensive. › Like other medications for dementia, it only slows down the progression of the disease; it doesn't stop or reverse it. › Aricept (Donepezil) is not a good choice for people with heart problems or a slow heart rate. It can slow the heart rate down and cause dizziness or fainting. › Like other medications for dementia, it only slows down the progression of the disease; it doesn't stop or reverse it. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Aricept Namenda › Take Aricept (Donepezil) in the evening or before going to bed. Can be taken with or without food. › Can cause increased stomach acid (and possibly heartburn), especially if you're also taking anti-inflammatory medications like NSAIDs. › Can cause nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. › If you're taking the orally disintegrating tablet (ODT), place it on your tongue and let it dissolve, then drink a full cup of water. › The oral tablet shouldn’t be split, crushed, or chewed. › If you've missed seven doses in a row, you'll need to call your doctor about restarting the medication properly again. › Namenda (Memantine) XR capsules can be swallowed whole and shouldn't be chewed or crushed. But they can be opened and sprinkled in a small amount of applesauce. › If using the oral solution, use the dosing device that comes with the medication. Slowly squirt the dose into the corner of mouth and don't mix it with any other liquids. › Namenda (Memantine) can cause dizziness, headache, or constipation. › If you've missed several doses in a row, you'll need to call your doctor about restarting the medication properly again. Learn more More about Aricept Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Namenda Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert