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The Efficacy of Donepezil in Treating Alzheimer's Disease

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By Rogers SL, Doody RS, Pratt RD, Ieni JR • www.ProHealth.com • May 1, 2000


This multicenter, open-label study evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of donepezil in the treatment of patients with mild to moderately severe Alzheimer's disease (AD). The 133 patients who entered the study had previously completed a 14-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study with donepezil. In this open-label study, patients were treated initially with 3 mg per day donepezil, which could be increased to 5, 7 and 10 mg per day in a step-wise fashion. Patients attended the clinic for assessments at 3-week intervals for the first 12 weeks, then subsequently at 12-week intervals for up to 240 weeks (254 cumulative weeks). Efficacy was assessed using the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive subscale (ADAS-cog) and the Clinical Dementia Rating-Sum of the Boxes scale (CDR-SB), and data were compared with those predicted for historical untreated AD patients. During the first 6-9 months of the study, mean ADAS-cog and CDR-SB scores showed evidence of clinical improvement from baseline. After this time scores gradually deteriorated. Overall the decline was less than that estimated if this cohort of patients had not been treated. The most common adverse events were related to the nervous and digestive systems, and were generally mild and transient, resolving without the need for dose modifications. There was no evidence of hepatotoxicity (the condition of toxic damage to liver). In conclusion, these data demonstrate that donepezil is a well-tolerated, realistic symptomatic treatment for AD over a period of up to 4.9 years. An interim report of the first 98 weeks of the study has been published previously.


Source: Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 2000 May 1;10(3):195-203




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