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Donep-M Forte Tablet

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Donep-M Forte 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.

Donep-M Forte 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 Donep-M Tablet

Side effects of Donep-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 Donep-M

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

How to use Donep-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. Donep-M Forte Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Donep-M Tablet works

Donep-M Forte 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 Donep-M Forte Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Donep-M Forte 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 Donep-M Forte Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Donep-M Forte Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Donep-M Forte Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Donep-M Forte Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Donep-M Forte Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Donep-M Forte Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Donep-M Forte 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 Donep-M Forte 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.

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Therapeutic Class
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Patient Concerns

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My father is suffering from alzheimer disease. Which medicine should I give or which doctor to approach? Neurologist or Pyschiatrist.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Neurologist Donep 5 mg daily
The patient has cerebral atrophy and hypertension. He is taking phenitoy,phenobarbitone,AHT and statin with aspirins. He had a brain stroke and fits 4 times. He remains confused. Also has imbalance. Advice him the best possible treatment. Thanks. Please advise the best possible treatment.Thanks.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
start tab donep 5 mg daily; pls show to neurologist
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Donep-M Forte Tablet?

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 Donep-M Forte Tablet?

Donep-M Forte Tablet 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 Donep-M Forte Tablet?

Before taking Donep-M Forte Tablet, 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 Donep-M Forte Tablet than recommended?

If the patient overdose on Donep-M Forte Tablet, go to nearest medical emergency department or call your doctor immediately.

Q. Can the use of Donep-M Forte Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Donep-M Forte Tablet 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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