Tacrine treats the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. This medication is no longer available in the United States.

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Uses of Tacrine


Tacrine is used in the treatment of:

  • Alzheimer Disease

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tacrine Brand Names

Tacrine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Tacrine Drug Class

Tacrine is part of the drug class:

Tacrine Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:


This is not a complete list of Tacrinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tacrine and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Tacrine falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.


There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Tacrine should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.


No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Tacrine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Tacrine Dosage

Take tacrine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Tacrine dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Tacrine is available in the following doses:

  • Tacrine 10 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Tacrine 20 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Tacrine 30 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Tacrine 40 Mg Oral Capsule

Forms of Medication

Tacrine is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Oral Capsule