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    Donepezil

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    Donepezil

    Drug Information

    Donepezil is used to treat memory loss associated with Alzheimer?s disease .

    Common brand names:

    Aricept, Aricept ODT

    Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods

    Types of interactions: Beneficial Adverse Check

    Replenish Depleted Nutrients

    • none

    Reduce Side Effects

    • none

    Support Medicine

    • none

    Reduces Effectiveness

    • none

    Potential Negative Interaction

    • Huperzia

      Further studies are needed to determine the long-term safety of huperizine A. Until more is known about it?s actions in the body, it is best to avoid using it together with donepezil, which also prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine.

      The interaction is supported by preliminary,weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.

    Explanation Required

    • none

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