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Donepezil (Aricept) for Alzheimer's Disease
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Donepezil hydrochloride (Aricept - Eisai), a piperidine-based acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, is now being marketed for oral treatment of cognitive symptoms in patients with mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. Donepezil is the second drug approved for this indication; tacrine hydrochloride (Cognex), also an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, has been available in the USA for four years (Medical Letter, 35:87, 1993). ... more
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