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      DONEP 5MG TAB

      Donep 5mg Tab
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Donep 5mg Tab is a medicine used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and It helps to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by improving memory. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Donep 5mg Tab is Donepezil 5 MG

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Donep 5mg Tab is an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist which works by preventing the action of NMDA receptors and regulates the production of glutamate involved in the transmission of nerve signals.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine

      • Hypersensitivity or allergy to Donep 5mg Tab or any of its components
      • Allergy to any other drugs
      • Kidney problems
      • Depression
      • Suicidal thoughts
      • Any other ailments or illnesses that you may have
      • Caution:
      • It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history.
      • Before taking this medicine tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
      • Pregnant or breastfeeding
      • Suffering with any pre-existing conditions/illnesses
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Donep 5mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:

      • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Donep 5mg Tab
      • Headache
      • Confusion
      • Sleepiness
      • Dizziness
      • Diarrhea
      • Balance disorder
      • Breathlessness
      • Hypersensitivity
      • Abnormal liver function tests
      • Pulmonary hypertension
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Donep 5mg Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
      Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
      Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
      Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for the medicine to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
      It should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.

      Overdosage

      Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking this medicine, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

      • Tightness in chest
      • Breathlessness
      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Stomach pain
      • Rashes
      • Itching
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      It is best to take Donep 5mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? This medicine may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.

      Liver:

      safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? This medicine is unsafe to use in patients with liver disease. The limited data available suggests that adjustments of doses of this medicine may be needed in these patients. It is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the liver before using this medicine.

      Pregnancy:

      safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.

      Lactation:

      safe to use in breastfeeding women?This medicine may be unsafe if you are breastfeeding. Whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.

      Alcohol:

      is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.

      Driving:

      does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this medicine, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.

      Food:

      Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. This medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.

      Drug Interactions:

      Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. This medicine interacts with trihexyphenidyl, trimethoprim, azatadine, hydroxyzine, clidinium and brexpiprazole. Do not start this medicine on your own. Please consult your doctor.

      Precautions
      • Keep this medicine out of reach of small children.
      • Keep this medicine in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
      • Check the date of expiry of this medicine and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
      • Do not accept a damaged product.
      • Store this medicine at room temperature.
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Donepezil for:

      This medication is a cholinesterase inhibitor, prescribed for dementia of Alzheimers disease. It works by increasing the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, which helps in improving mental function.

      How does Donepezil work:

      Donepezil raises a chemical called acetylcholine in the brain. Acetylcholine may be involved in memory, attention, and learning.

      How should Donepezil be used:

      Adult: PO- Initial: 5 mgday in the evening, up to 10 mgday after 4-6 week. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

      Common side effects of Donepezil :

      Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Headache. Not able to sleep. Not hungry. Weight loss.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking Donepezil :

      Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. - Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Donepezil.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of low mood (depression), thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety, or lack of interest in life. Trouble breathing. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Any bruising or bleeding. A big weight loss. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Donepezil with other medicines:

      Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen. - antifungal medicines such as ketoconazole. - quinidine (a heart medicine). - mood medicines such as fluoxetine. - TB medicine such as rifampicin. - epilepsy medicines such as phenytoin or carbamazepine. - other medicines for treatment of dementia. - herbs such as St. Johns wort and ginkgo biloba. - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Donepezil :

      Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C), and in an airtight container.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Neurodegenerative Disease Drugs


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of Donep 5mg Tab?

      Donep 5mg Tab is a medicine used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and It helps to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by improving memory.

      Q2. What are the side effects of Donep 5mg Tab?

      Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, headache, confusion, sleepiness, dizziness, diarrhea, balance disorder , breathlessness, abnormal liver function tests, pulmonary hypertension and hypersensitivity.

      Q3. Should we take Donep 5mg Tab with food or without food?

      It can be taken with food or without it.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking Donep 5mg Tab?

      Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, kidney disease, liver disease should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.

      Q5. Does Donep 5mg Tab make you sleepy?

      Yes. This tab makes you drowsy.

      Q6. Is Donep 5mg Tab harmful? What does an overdose of Donep 5mg Tab lead to?

      No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like tightness in chest, breathlessness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, rashes and itching.

      Q7. Can I take Donep 5mg Tab during pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

      Q8. Can Donep 5mg Tab be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      It needs a prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on Donep 5mg Tab?

      Avoid drinking alcohol as it may cause interactions with this medicine.

      Q10. How to store Donep 5mg Tab?

      Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Donep 5mg Tab, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      No. Please swallow it whole.

      Q12. Can we give Donep 5mg Tab to children?

      No. This medicine is not recommended for use in childen.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of Donep 5mg Tab?

      The peak effect is observed after approximately 3-8 hours. However, the amount of time taken by this supplement to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual and intended use.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Donep 5mg Tab last?

      The amount of time for which this supplement remains effective is subject to vary based on the individual and intended use.

      Q15. Can we take this medicine daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

      Q16. For how many days should I take this medicine?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take this medicine? / What time can I take this medicine?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD

      alkem house,senapati bapat marg,lower parel,mumbai - 400013

      Packed By

      ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD

      alkem house,senapati bapat marg,lower parel,mumbai - 400013

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