Medicine Overview of Donex Tablet
Side Effects of Donex are Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Fatigue, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Diarrhoea, Muscle cramp.
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. Donex 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Donex 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.
In Depth Information on Donex Tablet
- You have been prescribed Donex 5 mg Tablet to slow the progression of alzheimer's disease and treat dementia in parkinson'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.
- It may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Donex 5 mg Tablet.
- Monitor your body weight regularly as both Donex 5 mg Tablet and alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
- Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Donex 5 mg Tablet affects you.
- Inform your doctor if you develop muscle tremors, especially if you have parkinson’s disease.
Donex Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Donex 5 mg 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.
Donex 5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Alzheimer’s disease may impair your ability to drive unless your doctor tells you that it is safe to do so. Also, your medicine can cause tiredness, dizziness and muscle cramp.
Donex 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Donex 5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Donex 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Donex 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Donex 5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Donex Tablet
Q. What is donepezil hydrochloride/ what is donepezil hydrochloride used for/ what does donepezil hydrochloride do?
Donepezil hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and is used to treat the symptoms of dementia (which includes increasing memory loss, confusion and behavioral changes) in people diagnosed as having mild and moderately severe Alzheimer's disease
Donex hydrochloride does work, but its effectiveness can be different based on individual response.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Donex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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