Aricept®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
No (generic Donepezil oral solution available)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No (generic Donepezil oral solution available)
Liquid strengths
n/a
Liquid sugar free or not
n/a
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Yes - orodispersible tablets
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
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.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
See Donepezil monograph for further information
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Donepezil
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended