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Composition for ARICEP

Donepezil(10 mg)

food interaction for ARICEP

alcohol interaction for ARICEP

pregnancy interaction for ARICEP

lactation interaction for ARICEP

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Aricep 10 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Aricep 10 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
Aricep 10 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ARICEP

Donepezil(10 mg)

Uses

Aricep 10 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

Aricep 10 mg tablet hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. Aricep 10 mg tablet increases the levels of a substance (acetylcholine) in the brain involved in memory function by slowing down the breakdown of acetylcholine.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nervousness, Irritation, Frequent urge to urinate, Abnormal urination, Joint pain, Behavioual changes, Central nervous system depression, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Hallucination, Dizziness, Headache, Itching, Loss of appetite, Muscle cramp, Weight loss

Common Dosage for ARICEP 10 MG TABLET

Patients taking ARICEP 10 MG TABLET

  • 72%
    Once A Day
  • 12%
    Twice A Day
  • 7%
    Twice A Week
  • 6%
    Thrice A week
  • 2%
    Four Times A Day
  • 1%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for ARICEP

13 Substitutes
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  • DONEP 10 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 15.63/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 156.35
    same price
  • ALZIL 10 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 15.63/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 156.35
    same price
  • DONECEPT 10 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 13.96/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 139.61
    save 11% more per tablet
  • DNP 10MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 13.24/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 132.37
    save 15% more per tablet
  • LAPEZIL 10 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 17.18/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 171.81
    pay 10% more per tablet

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Expert advice for ARICEP

  • 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 ARICEP

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 13 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)