Aricept vs Namenda

Aricept
(Rx)
Namenda
(Rx)
Aricept is an alzheimer & dementia medication.
Namenda 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
1.5
Approval Date
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November 25, 1996
October 16, 2003
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
33,322 Discussions
19,841 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 Alzheimer's
#2 for Dementia
#3 for OCD
Namenda is prescribed for Alzheimer's and Dementia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ari
Diarrhea
3
Nausea
3
Insomnia
2
Incontinence
2
Nightmares
2
Dizziness
2
Stomach Problems
2
Headaches
2
Seizures
1
Weight Loss
1
Nam
Dizziness
2
Insomnia
2
Seizures
2
Stomach Problems
1
Weight Loss
1
Weakness
1
Behavior Problems
1
Weight Gain
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Tinnitus
1
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Diarrhea
Ari
Nam
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0
Nausea
Ari
Nam
3
0
Insomnia
Ari
Nam
2
2
Incontinence
Ari
Nam
2
0
Nightmares
Ari
Nam
2
0
Dizziness
Ari
Nam
2
2
Stomach Problems
Ari
Nam
2
1
Headaches
Ari
Nam
2
0
Seizures
Ari
Nam
1
2
Weight Loss
Ari
Nam
1
1
Dizziness
Nam
Ari
2
2
Insomnia
Nam
Ari
2
2
Seizures
Nam
Ari
2
1
Stomach Problems
Nam
Ari
1
2
Weight Loss
Nam
Ari
1
1
Weakness
Nam
Ari
1
0
Behavior Problems
Nam
Ari
1
0
Weight Gain
Nam
Ari
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Nam
Ari
1
0
Tinnitus
Nam
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 Namenda 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 Namenda and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 23 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Solution: 2 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Donepezil Hcl
Memantine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Aricept and Namenda: 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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