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How long does aricept stay in your system once stopped?

asked Jan 4, 2013 by anonymous
retagged Jan 23, 2013 by bigbird

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Aricept has a very long half-life (~70 hours), and if it has been taken for a long time, it accumulates more for the person.

So if someone took a single dose, they could expect ~95% of the drug to be eliminated after 350 hours (14.5 days).  For someone who has taken it for months or years, it would likely take longer, but how much longer I am not sure.  Keep in mind, the effect of the drugs (and any side-effects being experienced) would likely dissipate far earlier than the 14.5 days mark; likely close to 3-4 days.
answered Jan 7, 2013 by anonymous