Nov 29, 2010

Teva Introduces Generic Aricept (Donepezil Hydrochloride) Orally Disintegrating Tablets

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

See these updates on Generic Aricept Pricing:

Donepezil (Aricept) Price Falls by 90 Percent

Generic Aricept (Donepezil) Clarification

Branded Generic Aricept Price Drops 36 Percent

Teva Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce the introduction and availability of Donepezil Hydrochloride Orally Disintegrating Tablets. This product is AB rated and bioequivalent to Aricept ODT®*. Donepezil HCl Orally Disintegrating Tablets are available in 5 mg and 10 mg strengths, in sizes of UD 30.

“Generic pharmaceuticals are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare cost containment,” states Maureen Cavanaugh, V.P., Customer Operations & Marketing. “Teva Pharmaceuticals continues to lead the way with timely new product launches.”

Teva Pharmaceuticals, located in North Wales, Pennsylvania, is the leading pharmaceutical manufacturer for both new and total prescriptions.‡ The company has an aggressive Research and Development effort and one of the best overall ANDA approval records in the industry.‡

Please Note: These are "Orally Disintegrating Tablets". At this time, I don't have any pricing information.

Interestingly, I called three major pharmacies today and the pharmacists acted like I was a nut when I asked about generic aricept. All three times I was told that there is no generic version of Aricept.

More news to follow as I get it.

By the way, I find that most pharmacist are very helpful and full of useful information.

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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob has written more than 2,101 articles with more than 272,100 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.

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