DESK REVIEWS | 07.05.02. Are any of these medications available as generics?

DESK REVIEW | 07.05.02. Are any of these medications available as generics?

There are multiple generics available for the treatment of dementia.

Table 7.11 Generic brands leading in India of the recommended anti-dementia drugs

Serial No. Drug name Generic names
1 Donepezil


2 Rivastigmine


Exelon, Rivamer
3 Galantamine


4 Memantine


Axura,Mentadem, Mentadem
5 Rivastigmine Transdermal Patch


Exelon Patch

Source: (Medindia, 2019)


Medindia, 2019. Medindia – Trusted Information on Health & Wellness Available from:

According to the e-catalogue of the Government Procurement Policy Agency/Lembaga Kebijakan Pengadaan Barang/Jasa Pemerintah (LKPP), Donepezil is available in generic form (Lembaga Kebijakan Pengadaan Barang / Jasa Pemerintah, n.d.). The Ministry of Health stated that the prices of drugs available through the National Health Insurance system are made available in the e-catalogue website to eliminate bidding process (Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia, 2017).


Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia. (2017). Upaya Kemenkes Antisipasi Ketimpangan Harga Obat.

Lembaga Kebijakan Pengadaan Barang / Jasa Pemerintah. (n.d.). Katalog Elektronik.


Yes. For example, Donepezil is marketed under the brand name Aricept (Mokaya et al., 2016).


Mokaya, J., Dotchin, C. L., Gray, W. K., Hooker, J., & Walker, R. W. (2016). The accessibility of Parkinson’s disease medication in Kenya: results of a national survey. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, 3(4), 376–381.

Yes, medications are available as generics for memantine (clorhidrato de memantina) and galantamine (bromhidrato de galantamina).