Aricept vs Exelon

Aricept
(Rx)
Exelon
(Rx)
Aricept is an alzheimer & dementia medication.
Exelon is an alzheimer & dementia medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Alzheimer's
2.3
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Alzheimer's
2.5
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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November 25, 1996
April 21, 2000
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
33,322 Discussions
9,444 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Alzheimer's
#2 for Dementia
Aricept is prescribed for Alzheimer's and Dementia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Dementia
#2 for Alzheimer's
Exelon is prescribed for Dementia and Alzheimer's and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ari
Diarrhea
4
Nausea
3
Insomnia
2
Incontinence
2
Nightmares
2
Dizziness
2
Stomach Problems
2
Headaches
2
Seizures
2
Weight Loss
1
Exe
Nausea
4
Dizziness
2
Insomnia
2
Weight Loss
2
Incontinence
1
Allergy
1
Weakness
1
Headaches
1
Constipation
1
Rash
1
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Nausea
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3
4
Insomnia
Ari
Exe
2
2
Incontinence
Ari
Exe
2
1
Nightmares
Ari
Exe
2
0
Dizziness
Ari
Exe
2
2
Stomach Problems
Ari
Exe
2
0
Headaches
Ari
Exe
2
1
Seizures
Ari
Exe
2
0
Weight Loss
Ari
Exe
1
2
Nausea
Exe
Ari
4
3
Dizziness
Exe
Ari
2
2
Insomnia
Exe
Ari
2
2
Weight Loss
Exe
Ari
2
1
Incontinence
Exe
Ari
1
2
Allergy
Exe
Ari
1
0
Weakness
Exe
Ari
1
0
Headaches
Exe
Ari
1
2
Constipation
Exe
Ari
1
0
Rash
Exe
Ari
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Aricept during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Exelon during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Aricept and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Exelon and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 23 mg
Capsule: 1.5 mg, 3 mg, 4.5 mg, 6 mg
Patch: 13.3 mg/24 hour, 4.6 mg/24 hr, 9.5 mg/24 hr
Solution: 2 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Donepezil Hcl
Rivastigmine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Aricept and Exelon: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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Tom was walking well most days, his conversation was quite ...
| alzheimers.org.uk
"Hi Has any member experienced problems with moving from Aricept to the exelon patch. Tom was walking well most days, his conversation was quite good, sleeping was brill compared to how it was... "
August 19, 2015
I have been on Exelon for 3 weeks, and I have regurgitation at night while I am asleep. Infrequently, I wake in the night, but usually not until morning when my throat is painful from the stomach acid. I am seriously thinking about abandoning Exelon.

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