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Alzepil 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Alzepil Tablet

Alzepil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to use Alzepil Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alzepil 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alzepil Tablet works

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Alzepil 10 mg Tablet is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) involved in transmmission of nerve signals. This improves memory and thinking.

Alzepil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alzepil 10 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alzepil 10 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Alzepil 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Alzheimer’s disease may impair your ability to drive unless your doctor tells you that it is safe to do so. Also, your medicine can cause tiredness, dizziness and muscle cramp.
Kidney
Alzepil 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alzepil 10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alzepil 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alzepil 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alzepil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alzepil 10 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Alzepil 10 mg Tablet to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
  • It does not cure Alzheimer's but may help with brain function and doing daily activities.
  • Take it with or without food, preferably at night before going to bed.
  • It may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Alzepil 10 mg Tablet.
  • Monitor your body weight regularly as both Alzepil 10 mg Tablet and  Alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Alzepil 10 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Be cautious while taking this medicine if you suffered from peptic ulcer as it may cause vomiting, gastro bleeding, stomach pain, or discomfort.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop muscle tremors, especially if you have Parkinson’s disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience seizures or convulsions while taking this medicine.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alzepil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Zosert
MODERATE
Brand(s): Kopram
MODERATE
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
MODERATE
Brand(s): Flotin, Serodep
MODERATE
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
MINOR
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alzepil

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Hi my mom had Parkinson's disease but didn't get any operation but using tablets syndopa last night she take another tablet of pain killer with it by the morning my mom to full shivering of hands and legs so what do u suggest to do?
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I am suffering from Meniere's disease since 2004. Several medicines in homeopathic, allopathy and ayurvedic tried but no benefit. With the allotpathy medicines from neurologist, I am able to manage my daily life. At present I am taking (i) Cognix Plus and (ii) Nexito 10mg daily without gap. If I discontinued medicines in the past, the problem came back and I started feeling guidiness and trepidation/ nervousness. Please advice me certain maintenance dose in homeopathy so that I may discontinue allopathic medicines which is showing now side affects. One of the side affects, now I have thyroid and taking one table of Thyrox 50mg daily. Moreover, I feel drowsiness and memory is also weak.
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Psychiatrist
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FAQs

Q. Why is Alzepil taken at night?

Alzepil is recommended to be taken before going to bed to reduce gastrointestinal side effects or nausea, which is commonly seen in some patients in the first few weeks of treatment.

Q. Do the gastrointestinal side effects due to Alzepil persist for a long time?

Gastrointestinal side effects may appear during the first few weeks of treatment with Alzepil. This can be minimized by taking Alzepil at bedtime and with food. Generally, these side effects are mild and disappear within a few weeks with continued treatment.

Q. How long does it take for Alzepil to start working?

Within the first month of treatment with Alzepil, you may experience improvement in thinking and remembering (cognitive effect). However, it may take about 12 weeks to see the full benefits.

Q. When should Alzepil be stopped?

Do not stop Alzepil without consulting your doctor. This medicine only helps to control your condition but does not cure it. Therefore, it may take several weeks to show benefits, so do not be discouraged if you do not see an improvement straight away. But, in case your condition starts worsening and you feel that it is no longer helping you, then you should consult a doctor before stopping it.

Q. For how long does Alzepil stay in your system?

Alzepil gets removed from the body very slowly. It takes about two weeks or more for Alzepil to be completely removed from the system.

Q. Does Alzepil cause depression?

No, Alzepil does not cause depression. If you are experiencing symptoms, then it could be due to existing Alzheimer’s disease.

Q. What if I take more than the prescribed dose of Alzepil?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Alzepil may cause vomiting, increased sweating or saliva production, slow heartbeat, dizziness, difficulty in breathing, seizures or fits, weakness, and inability to control your bowel motions or passing of urine (incontinence). You should seek immediate help from a doctor or emergency service of a nearby hospital.

Q. I have been taking indomethacin for arthritis. Can I take Alzepil?

Alzepil does not interfere with the working of indomethacin, but indomethacin individually increases the risk of stomach bleeding when taken for a long time. Therefore, if you experience any symptoms of stomach bleeding, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. Does Alzepil cause hallucinations?

Hallucinations are a common side effect of Alzepil, though not everyone is affected. Other common psychiatric side effects include agitation, aggressive behavior, nightmares, and abnormal dreams.

Q. Who should not take Alzepil?

Alzepil should not be taken by patients who have hypersensitivity to Alzepil hydrochloride, piperidine derivatives, or to any active ingredients used in the medicine. Also, it should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary.

Q. Can it cause insomnia?

Yes, insomnia (sleeplessness) is a common side effect of Alzepil. Dizziness and fainting can also be seen as common side effects. Though these side effects are common, they do not occur in everyone.

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