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Monday, October 06, 2008 concerced daughter, Community Member, asks

Q: who manufactures aricept

My mother is on aricept & namenda, she is 84, & it has worked really well. She has insurance but has reached that loop hole until the first of the year.  We are in  search for assistance with these two drugs prescribed by her dr. for the rest of the year. Is there any assistance available, as she cannot afford full price. she will simply have to quit taking the medication because she can't afford it.

please help!!!!

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AFA Social Services, Health Guide
10/ 8/08 3:44pm

The "donut hole" is troubling for many people.  You can discuss with your mother's doctor the difficulty in financing the medications and sometimes the doctor can offer sample packs.  Some drug companies have "Patient Assistance Programs" where they can subsidize or provide medications based on certain criteria.  You can contact Pfizer regarding Aricept and ask about their Aricept Assistance Program.  Their phone number is 1-800-226-2072.  In addition, you can contact Forest Pharmaceuticals about their Namenda Assistance Program at 1-800-851-0758.  It is not advised you discontinue medications without the advice of a physician.  I strongly suggest that if you are not successful in finding a subsidy program for her medications, you speak to the physician for further support.

Reem, Community Member
10/ 9/08 8:28am

Hello concerned daughter,

  You might want to visit this site:

There might be some imformation for you and your mother!

Take care.

Marce J, Community Member
10/ 9/08 12:38pm

Eisai out of Teaneck, New Jersey.  Distributed by Phizer

Lee, Community Member
10/11/08 12:29pm

Check with your mother's physician and the druggist where you fill prescriptions.  They should be able to inform you of any assistance. 

GSKBarry, Community Member
10/13/08 6:43am

Companies to look at here are Pfizer and Eisai Pharmaceuticals

GSKBarry, Community Member
10/13/08 6:45am

Hi, companies to look at here are Pfizer and Eisai Pharmaceuticals.



Melora, Community Member
10/15/08 12:37am

Eisai and Pfizer together manufacture Aricept.  For patient assistance, here is the website:  I hope this helps - best to you and yours!



hazelet, Community Member
1/30/10 7:09pm

my mom has recently been diagnosed with dementia but the Aricept is a bit expensive.   I think it's rude of the manufacturer to "hide' its name.  They should be ashamed of themselves to hide who they are and make us go through this rigamarol to ascertain the manufacturer.

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By concerced daughter, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/15/12, First Published: 10/06/08