Donep-M Tablet


Overview

Uses of Donep-M Tablet

Donep-M Tablet is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Donep-M Tablet side effects

Common
  • 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 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 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.

Donep-M Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Donep-M 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.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Donep-M Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Donep-M Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Donep-M Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Donep-M Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Donep-M Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Donep-M Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Donep-M 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 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.

User Feedback


FAQs

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

Donep-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 Donep-M?

Before taking Donep-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 Donep-M than recommended?

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

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

Yes, the use of Donep-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.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Jan 2018.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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