Aricept®

(Aricept®, Aricept Evess®, Donepezil)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
No (generic Donepezil oral solution available)
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Yes - orodispersible tablets
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Donepezil
Usual formulation brand names
Aricept®, Aricept Evess®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No (generic Donepezil oral solution available)
Are specials or imports available?
No
Liquid strengths
n/a
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
n/a
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer orodispersible tablets via enteral feeding tubes. however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Notes
See Donepezil monograph for further information