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Side Effects of Aricept

(The side effects listed below are NOT a complete list of possible side effects of Aricept. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Aricept side effects with you.)
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Aricept. However, not everyone who takes medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate Aricept well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. If side effects do occur, most people do not need to stop their medicine.
The most common Aricept side effects include:
(Click Aricept Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of Aricept, including possible serious side effects to look out for.)

Drug Interactions With Aricept

There are a number of medications that may potentially interact with Aricept.
(Click Aricept Drug Interactions for more information about Aricept and these other medicines.)

Aricept: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to taking Aricept, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have:
  • Asthma or other lung disease
  • Difficulty passing urine  
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Low blood pressure
  • Seizures or epilepsy
  • Stomach or intestinal disease, ulcers, or bleeding
  • An allergy to Aricept or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
It is also important to let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may currently be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Aricept Precautions and Warnings for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take Aricept.)
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