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Composition FOR ALZEPIL

Donepezil(5 mg)

food interaction for ALZEPIL

alcohol interaction for ALZEPIL

pregnancy interaction for ALZEPIL

lactation interaction for ALZEPIL

medicine interaction for ALZEPIL

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alzepil 5 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alzepil 5 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Alzepil 5 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR ALZEPIL

    Donepezil(5 mg)

    Uses

    Alzepil 5 mg tablet is used in the treatment of alzheimer's disease (brain disorder that affects memory and intellectual ability) dementia in parkinson's disease

    How it works

    Alzepil 5 mg tablet Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease is due to disturbance of message signals in the brain. The Alzepil 5 mg tablet works by increasing the levels of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger involved in the transmission of nerve signals.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Loss of appetite, Fatigue, Insomnia, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Muscle cramp

    SUBSTITUTES FOR ALZEPIL

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    • DONEP 5 MG TABLET
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      Rs. 10.95/tablet
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      Rs. 109.52
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    • ARICEP 5 MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 11.90/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 119
      pay 49% more per tablet
    • ALZIL 5 MG TABLET
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      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 10.21/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 102.15
      pay 28% more per tablet
    • DONECEPT 5 MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Cipla Ltd
      Rs. 10.07/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 100.69
      pay 26% more per tablet
    • LAPEZIL 5 MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 13.80/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 138
      pay 73% more per tablet

    Expert advice FOR ALZEPIL

    • Do not take donepezil hydrochloride, if you are allergic to donepezil hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. 
    • Avoid using donepezil hydrochloride, if you are breastfeeding.
    • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: stomach or duodenal ulcers; seizures (fits) or convulsions; heart condition (irregular or very slow heart beat); asthma or other long term lung disease; liver problems or hepatitis; urine or mild kidney disease.
    • Do not use donepezil hydrochloride, if you are pregnant. 
    • Donepezil hydrochloride is not intended for use in children and adolescents younger than 18 years.
    • Donepezil hydrochloride should not be taken with alcohol because alcohol may change its effect.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery.

    Frequently asked questions FOR ALZEPIL

    Donepezil

    Q.

    What is donepezil hydrochloride/ what is donepezil hydrochloride used for/ what does donepezil hydrochloride do?
    Donepezil hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and is used to treat the symptoms of dementia (which includes increasing memory loss, confusion and behavioral changes) in people diagnosed as having mild and moderately severe Alzheimer's disease

    Q.

    Does donepezil Hcl work?
    Donepezil hydrochloride does work, but its effectiveness can be different based on individual response.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)