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Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet is a prescription 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. It also increases the levels of a chemical messenger involved in the transmission of nerve signals.

Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet can be taken with or without food, but you may take it with food to avoid a stomach upset. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the blood. Do not skip any doses, but if you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better and do not stop taking it suddenly.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and headache. 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. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine as this medicine may cause diarrhea.

Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy or asthma. It may also affect, or be affected by, some other drugs you are using so let your doctor know what these are to be safe. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Donamind M Tablet

Side effects of Donamind M Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Donamind M

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Bleeding under the skin

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Loss of appetite
    It is important to eat, even if you do not feel like it. You might try switching to smaller meals and frequent snacks. Try eating healthy and nutritious snacks that are high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. It is important to drink even if you cannot eat. But, do not fill your stomach with liquid before eating. Eat when you are most hungry. Exercise such as a short walk may also increase your appetite. Talk to your doctor about possible medication or supplements if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.

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

How Donamind M Tablet works

Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Donepezil and Memantine which treat Alzheimer’s disease. Donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor while Memantine is an NMDA inhibitor. Together, they balance the levels of chemical messengers in the brain and help in the transmission of nerve signals.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Donamind M 5mg/5mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet is used for the symptomatic treatment 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 and drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine.
  • Monitor your body weight regularly as both Donamind M 5mg/5mg Tablet and  alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
  • Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of seizures as it may raise the chances of seizure if you had them in the past.
  • It may cause stomach ulcers, specially if you are also taking medications for inflammation or pain. Talk to your doctor if you vomit blood or have black colored stools.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Donamind M?

Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

Q. What are the contraindications to the use of Donamind M?

Donamind M is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to Memantine, Donepezil or any of its constituents. Also, inform your doctor about all of patients medical history before using this medicine.

Q. What should I inform my doctor before using Donamind M?

Before taking Donamind M, tell the doctor about all of patient's past and present medical conditions, including: problem in heart, lung, liver, kidney or bladder, seizures, stomach ulcers or any scheduled medical procedures. Also, inform your doctor about all the medicines patient takes.

Q. What if the patient takes more of Donamind M than recommended?

If the patient overdose on Donamind M, go to nearest medical emergency department or call your doctor immediately.

Q. Can the use of Donamind M cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Donamind M can cause diarrhea. In case, the patient experience diarrhea, talk to the doctor. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.

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References

  1. Medscape. Donepezil+Memantine. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Donepezil+Memantine. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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