Drug Information

Donepezil is used to treat memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Common brand names:

Aricept, Aricept ODT

Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods

Types of interactions: Beneficial Adverse Check

Replenish Depleted Nutrients

  • none

Reduce Side Effects

  • none

Support Medicine

  • none

Reduces Effectiveness

  • none

Potential Negative Interaction

  • Huperzia

    Further studies are needed to determine the long-term safety of huperizine A. Until more is known about it’s actions in the body, it is best to avoid using it together with donepezil, which also prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine.

    The interaction is supported by preliminary, weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.

Explanation Required 

  • none

The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.