Lapezil 5 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Lapezil Tablet

Lapezil 5 Tablet is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in Parkinson's disease. It should be used in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.

Lapezil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle cramp

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

How Lapezil Tablet works

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Lapezil 5 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.

Lapezil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lapezil 5 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
CAUTION
Lapezil 5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
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.
Kidney
Lapezil 5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lapezil 5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lapezil 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lapezil 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Lapezil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lapezil 5 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Lapezil 5 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 Lapezil 5 Tablet.
  • Monitor your body weight regularly as both Lapezil 5 Tablet and  alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
  • Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Lapezil 5 Tablet affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop muscle tremors, especially if you have parkinson’s disease.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lapezil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Tipitosin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Atroped
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Flotin, Serodep, Fluxen
MODERATE
Brand(s): Kopram, Ecit, Escnx
MODERATE
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx, Paromec
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zosert, Sernit
MODERATE
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
MINOR
Brand(s): Terbicutis, Terminator
MINOR
Brand(s): Clowil
MINOR
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
MINOR

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FAQs

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
Q. Does Lapezil Hcl work?
Lapezil hydrochloride does work, but its effectiveness can be different based on individual response.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Sep 2018.
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