• Donepezil (Aricept, Adlarity) is a first-line treatment for dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease. It can help those who have mild, moderate, or severe disease.
• Aricept is a brand of donepezil that is taken orally. It comes in two forms: a traditional tablet and an orally disintegrating tablet (ODT). Donepezil is available as a transdermal patch called Adlarity.
• Aricept has been on the market for nearly three decades. Adlarity is a novel alternative that might be better suitable for some people or their caregivers.