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Donepezil - Eisai

Drug Profile

Donepezil - Eisai

Alternative Names: Aricept; Aricept D; Aricept Dry Syrup; Aricept Evess; Aricept ODT; Aricept SR; Donepezil hydrochloride; Donepezil SR; E 2020; E 2022; Eranz

Latest Information Update: 03 Nov 2022

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At a glance

  • Originator Eisai Co Ltd
  • Developer Eisai Co Ltd; Pfizer; Teikoku Pharma USA; Teikoku Seiyaku
  • Class Antidementias; Indans; Nootropics; Piperidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Alzheimer's disease; Lewy body disease; Vascular dementia
  • Phase III Down syndrome
  • No development reported Attention deficit and disruptive behaviour disorders; Migraine
  • Discontinued Aphasia; Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Dementia; Mild cognitive impairment

Most Recent Events

  • 31 Oct 2022 Eisai received Category 2* status for the treatment of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) in Japan
  • 30 Dec 2021 Teikoku Seiyaku completes a phase-III clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease in Japan, prior to December 2021 (PO) (JapicCTI-194683)
  • 09 Aug 2021 Pfizer initiates the phase III trial for Alzheimer's disease in Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece and Spain (PO)(EudraCT2004-004918-17).
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