Aricept

Generic name

Donepezil HCl

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$3,561.98

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$15.85

-2.29%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Eisai Inc.

What is Aricept

Donepezil is used to treat confusion (dementia) related to Alzheimer's disease. It does not cure Alzheimer's disease, but it may improve memory, awareness, and the ability to function. This medication is an enzyme blocker that works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain. NOTE: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/

Common Questions About Aricept

Yes, Aricept is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Aricept was $15.85.

The average dose of Aricept received per year is 252,548 units

616 Medicare beneficiaries received Aricept in 2021, which was a -0.19% from 2020

There were 2,454 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.24% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $894.12

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Aricept was $3,561.98

Eisai Inc. received $2,194,176.85

The total amount spent on Aricept by Medicare is $2,194,176.85

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