Depzil 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Depzil Tablet

Depzil 5 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat Alzheimer's disease. It helps to slow down the progression of moderate to severe Alzheimer's by improving memory and thinking. This medicine works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger involved in transmission of nerve signals.

Depzil 5 mg Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food. But you may take it with food to avoid stomach upset. It should be taken before going to bed to reduce gastrointestinal side effects or nausea, which is seen in the first few weeks of treatment. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day to maintain consistent level of medicine in the blood. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor. You must inform doctor before taking this medicine if you are undergoing any surgery.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and insomnia (difficulty in sleeping). It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated. It may also cause weight loss, so in case you lose weight, consult a dietitian for dietary supplement or try to increase your food portion. Take it with caution if you are suffering from peptic ulcers as it may cause vomiting or bleeding in stomach.

Uses of Depzil Tablet

Depzil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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

How Depzil Tablet works

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

Depzil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Depzil 5 mg Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Depzil 5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Depzil 5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Depzil 5 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Depzil 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Depzil 5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Depzil 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Depzil 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Depzil Tablet?

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

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Depzil 5 mg 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 or without food, preferably at night before going to bed.
  • It may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Depzil 5 mg Tablet.
  • Monitor your body weight regularly as both Depzil 5 mg Tablet and  Alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Depzil 5 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Be cautious while taking this medicine if you suffered from peptic ulcer as it may cause vomiting, gastro bleeding, stomach pain, or discomfort.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop muscle tremors, especially if you have Parkinson’s disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience seizures or convulsions while taking this medicine.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Depzil

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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
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I am suffering from Meniere's disease for the last 2 years. I have attack of vertigo after 1 or 2 months regularly.The ENT Doctor prescribed me tablet vertin 16 mg.It helps to control vertigo but does not treat the root cause. Also have hearing loss in left year.Any effective treatment for this condition? I am a diabetic too.
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Ayurveda
Case has to be seen in person before starting the treatment
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FAQs

Q. Why is Depzil taken at night?

Depzil 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 Depzil persist for a long time?

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

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

Do not stop Depzil 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 Depzil stay in your system?

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

Q. Does Depzil cause depression?

No, Depzil 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 Depzil?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Depzil 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 Depzil?

Depzil 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 Depzil cause hallucinations?

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

Q. Who should not take Depzil?

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