Aricept is FDA approved in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, and your dosage of this medication may be changed depending on how well your body responds to the medicine. The recommended starting dosage of Aricept is 5 mg taken once daily. The maximum daily dose of Aricept for Alzheimer's disease is 10 mg daily.
- Aricept should be taken immediately before bedtime, and can be taken with or without food.
- Aricept is sometimes recommended in the treatment of Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis. Though this is an off label use of this medication, some physicans feel it is beneficial to these patients. Dosages will be determined by the physician.
- Aricept is a brand name of the generic medication donepezil.