Aricept (Donepezil) Side Effects, Before Using & Overall Information

Aricept (donepezil) improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah SEET il KOE leen). People with dementia usually have lower levels of this chemical, which is important for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning.

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Aricept is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease.¬†Aricept is not a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. This condition will progress over time, even in people who take donepezil.

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