How Long Does Aricept Remain In The Body When Dosing Is Stopped

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Asked by denise

How Long Does Aricept Remain In The Body When Dosing Is Stopped

we stopped moms aricept. How long before the drug will be out of her system?

Answer

Hi Denise,

This will depend on the dose she has taken your Mom and her health. Health affects her body's ability to get rid of the drug in her system through the urine and faeces.

Aricept (Donepezil) half-life is approximately 70 hours and a therapeutic level is usually reached within 3 weeks after initiation of therapy. From the available research data it is thought that the drug may persist in the body for more than 10 days.

Best Wishes

Christine