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Aricept Reviews


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  • Dramatically slowed Alzheimer's progression for 8 years and counting. Too bad insurance will no longer cover it.
    Alzheimer's disease (mild to moderate)
  • Important to start taking it gradually... break 5 mg in half for a week or two, gradually move up to 5, then 7.5 then 10.. I eventually was taking 20mg for a few years and then was changed to Rivastigmine (Exelon) patch, but in my opinion, a tablet is easier to keep track of than the patch that sometimes falls off in the shower, etc. and you only get 30/mo. and some months have 31 days, so even if you don't have any that fall off, you will still be short at the end of the yr.
    Two years or more
    Alzheimer's disease (mild to moderate)
  • I'm taking it for MS associated dementia. I have a lot of the listed side effects, but don't know if any of them are related to Aricept. I am on so many Rxs that It's not possible to pinpoint whether a side effect is related to a particular medication. I began taking Aricept at the same time as many other medications. I am still taking it. My cognitive function is worsening. There is no way to know if Aricept has slowed the progression. I currently have no co-pay on generics.
    Two years or more
    Prevention of alzheimer's disease in people with mild cognitive impairment