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Drug Information Update- FDA Approves First Generic Aricept to Treat Dementia Related to Alzheimer’s Disease

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic versions of Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) orally disintegrating tablet s on Dec. 11. Donepezil hydrochloride is indicated for the treatment of dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Although other generic versions of donepezil hydrochloride are already available, the orally disintegrating tablets dissolve on the tongue, without having to be swallowed whole. This may make it easier to take the medication for older or disabled patients who have difficulty swallowing. 

For more information, please visit: Donepezil

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December 18, 2009 - Posted by | 1

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