Donepezil comes as a tablet and an orally disintegrating tablet (tablet that dissolves quickly in the mouth) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food, in the evening just before bedtime. Take donepezil at around the same time every day.
Also question is, is Aricept effective for dementia?
Aricept, Exelon, Razadyne, and Namenda are approved in the U.S. and Canada to treat Alzheimer's-related dementia, but researchers examined existing data on their effectiveness for those with mild cognitive decline not related to Alzheimer's.
What is the best medicine for dementia?
The following are used to temporarily improve dementia symptoms. Cholinesterase inhibitors. These medications — including donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon) and galantamine (Razadyne) — work by boosting levels of a chemical messenger involved in memory and judgment.
Why does donepezil have to be taken at night?
The reason that Aricept is given in the evening is because there can be syncope (fainting) and or bradycardia (slow heart rate) associated with Aricept. So Aricept is given in the evening so the person can sleep through these side effects.