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Alzil 5 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Alzil Tablet

Alzil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle cramp

How to use Alzil 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. Alzil 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alzil Tablet works

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Alzil 5 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.

Alzil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alzil 5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alzil 5 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
Alzil 5 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
Alzil 5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alzil 5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alzil 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alzil 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alzil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alzil 5 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Alzil 5 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 food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Alzil 5 Tablet.
  • Monitor your body weight regularly as both Alzil 5 Tablet and  Alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Alzil 5 Tablet affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop muscle tremors, especially if you have Parkinson’s disease.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alzil

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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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Neurologist
need to examine to opine
Hi Doctor, I Have Sugar, BP, Alzimers. I Take GEMER 1, Losar H, Alzil 10 mg.I Cannot Control My Urine And Bowl Movement.This Problem Is Interfering In My Daily Activities Kindly Suggest A Medicine.
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Sexologist
Get ultrasound kub with PVR n uroflowmetry done
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FAQs

Q. Why is Alzil taken at night?

Alzil 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 Alzil persist for a long time?

Gastrointestinal side effects may appear during the first few weeks of treatment with Alzil. This can be minimized by taking Alzil 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 Alzil to start working?

Within the first month of treatment with Alzil, 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 Alzil be stopped?

Do not stop Alzil 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 Alzil stay in your system?

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

Q. Does Alzil cause depression?

No, Alzil 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 Alzil?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Alzil 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 Alzil?

Alzil 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 Alzil cause hallucinations?

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

Q. Who should not take Alzil?

Alzil should not be taken by patients who have hypersensitivity to Alzil 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 Alzil. 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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