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Spouse has been onaricept for about 6 years. Is it safe to

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spouse has been onaricept for about 6 years. Is it safe to take him off the medication very suddenly?
Hi--since Aricept has a long half life it actually weans itself if it is discontinued abruptly. I would have no problem with his stopping the medication but this should be done under a doctor's direction
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Are there any side effects? e.g.lossof mobility?
No, no loss of mobility or anything like that but of course there may be a loss of cognitive functioning if the Aricept was improving that
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