Alzepil 5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Alzepil Tablet
Alzepil 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in Parkinson's disease. It should be used in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.
Alzepil Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle cramp
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 5 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 5 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
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Alzepil 5 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 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alzepil 5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alzepil 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alzepil 5 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 5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Alzepil 5 mg Tablet to slow the progression of alzheimer's disease and treat dementia in parkinson's disease.
  • It does not cure alzheimer's, but may help with brain function and doing daily activities.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Alzepil 5 mg Tablet.
  • Monitor your body weight regularly as both Alzepil 5 mg Tablet and  alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
  • Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Alzepil 5 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop muscle tremors, especially if you have parkinson’s disease.

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): Tipitosin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zosert, Sernit
MODERATE
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx, Paromec
MODERATE
Brand(s): Kopram, Ecit, Escnx
MODERATE
Brand(s): Vocita
MODERATE
Brand(s): Flotin, Fluxen
MODERATE
Brand(s): Terbicutis, Terminator
MINOR
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
MINOR
Brand(s): Clowil
MINOR
Brand(s): EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon
MINOR

FAQs

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

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Orchid Towers', #313, Valluvar Kottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 034, Tamil Nadu, India
MRP
80
10 tablets in 1 strip
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