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Aricept Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Aricept is combined with any of the drugs listed above.

 

Cholinesterase Inhibitors
The use of Aricept with other cholinesterase inhibitors should generally be avoided. These medications work the same way and will have addictive effects in the body. This increases your chance of experiencing a side effect from Aricept.
 
Bethanechol (Urecholine)
The use of Aricept with bethanechol will produce addictive effects in the body. This combination should generally be avoided due to the increased risk for an Aricept side effect.
 
Succinylcholine (Quelicin)
Taking Aricept with succinylcholine will produce addictive effects in the body. This combination should generally be avoided due to the increased risk of experiencing prolonged muscle relaxation caused by succinylcholine.
 
General Anesthetics
If you are taking Aricept and are going to have surgery or a procedure that requires general anesthetics, your healthcare provider may choose to adjust your Aricept dose. Aricept can increase muscle relaxation caused by general anesthetics.
 
Anticholinergics
Aricept and anticholinergics have opposite effects in the body. This can decrease the effectiveness of either medication. If you are taking both Aricept and an anticholinergic medicine, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your condition more closely and make any necessary dosing adjustments.
 
Other medicines can have anticholinergic actions in the body that can also interfere with Aricept. Some examples include:
 
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