Can a GP prescribe donepezil?

Can a GP prescribe donepezil?

Authorised nurse practitioners cannot initiate donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine or memantine, but can continue them as part of a formal care plan with a medical practitioner (continuing therapy only model). See the PBS website for more information on nurse practitioner PBS prescribing.

What is covered by Alberta Blue Cross?

We cover just about every type of health benefit, including prescription drugs, dental, vision care, preferred hospital accommodation, emergency medical travel, ambulance, home nursing and chiropractor, as well as life insurance and short and long term disability coverage for group plan members.

Who can prescribe donepezil?

This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription. This product is available in the following dosage forms: Tablet. Tablet, Disintegrating.

How do I start donepezil?

The usual starting dose of donepezil is 5mg (one tablet or one 5ml spoonful of liquid), taken once a day. After a month, the doctor may increase your dose to 10mg (one 10mg tablet or two 5ml spoonfuls of liquid), taken once a day.

Do seniors pay for Blue Cross in Alberta?

Qualifying for premium-free coverage When an Alberta resident reaches 65 years of age, the resident and all eligible dependants automatically qualify for premium-free Alberta Blue Cross Coverage for Seniors, sponsored by Alberta Health.

Do seniors get free prescriptions in Alberta?

Overview. The Government of Alberta provides seniors with premium-free coverage for prescriptions drugs and other health-related services not covered under the AHCIP. Alberta Blue Cross administers the Coverage for Seniors program and claims.

What is the generic name for Aricept?


What is considered low-income for seniors in Alberta?

In general, a single senior with an annual income of $29,285 or less, and senior couples with a combined annual income of $47,545 or less, may be eligible for a benefit. These income levels are guidelines only, and are for seniors whose income includes full Old Age Security pension.

Is Aricept the same as donepezil?

Are Donepezil and Aricept the same? Yes. Aricept is the brand-name drug for donepezil.