Donecept 10 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Donecept 10 Tablet is used to treat mild to moderate dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive illness which gradually affects memory and thinking. It does not cure this illnesses but may help improve memory, awareness and other symptoms.

Your doctor will explain how to take Donecept 10 Tablet and give you the one most suitable for you. Follow the instructions carefully to get the most benefit. The dose may change from time to time to suit your individual needs. You may take it with food, preferably at night before going to bed. It can take up to few weeks for symptoms to improve so keep taking your medicine regularly. You should not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Some common side effects of this medicine include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated. Some people may experience insomnia (sleeplessness), dizziness and hallucinations. You may have side effects more often when you start your treatment or when your dose is increased. Usually, the side effects will slowly go away as your body gets used to the Donecept 10 Tablet. If they are severe or will not go away, you should  contact your doctor.

Before using Donecept 10 Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, stomach ulcer, 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. During pregnancy this medicine should only be taken if it is advised.

Uses of Donecept Tablet

Side effects of Donecept Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to use Donecept 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. Donecept 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Donecept Tablet works

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Donecept 10 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Donecept 10 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Donecept 10 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
Donecept 10 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
Donecept 10 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
Donecept 10 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Donecept 10 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Donecept 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Donecept 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Donecept Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Donecept 10 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Donecept 10 Tablet to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
  • It does not cure Alzheimer's disease 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 Donecept 10 Tablet.
  • Monitor your body weight regularly as both Donecept 10 Tablet and  Alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Donecept 10 Tablet affects you.
  • Be cautious while taking this medicine if you suffer from peptic ulcer as it may cause vomiting, stomach 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 Donecept with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Parkinson's disease tremors ,Insomnia.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Use Dhanadanayanadi kashayam 15ml twice a day with 15 ml water before food and Zandopa 10 grams twice a day witk milk after food and Tab Dhanvantari Vati 1-0-1 after food for 2 months
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?
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
need to examine to opine
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FAQs

Q. Why is Donecept taken at night?

Donecept 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 Donecept persist for a long time?

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

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

Do not stop Donecept 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 Donecept stay in your system?

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

Q. Does Donecept cause depression?

No, Donecept 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 Donecept?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Donecept 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 Donecept?

Donecept 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 Donecept cause hallucinations?

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

Q. Who should not take Donecept?

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