Aricep 5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia in Parkinson's disease
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₹11.9/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Aricep Tablet

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Uses of Aricep Tablet

Aricep 5mg 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.
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Side effects of Aricep Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Fatigue, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Diarrhoea, Muscle cramp.

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How to use Aricep 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Aricep 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Aricep Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Aricep Tablet

Expert advice for Aricep Tablet

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Aricep 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Aricep 5mg 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.
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Lactation
Aricep 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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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.
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Kidney
SAFE
Aricep 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney dis
ease. No dose adjustment of Aricep 5mg Tablet is recommended.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Epidosin 8mg Injection, Tropine 0.6mg Injection, Serta 100mg Tablet, Paropex 12.5mg Tablet CR

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Aricep 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for 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
Aricep hydrochloride does work, but its effectiveness can be different based on individual response.

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