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Pezil 5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Pezil Tablet

Pezil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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

How Pezil Tablet works

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

Pezil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pezil 5 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pezil 5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Pezil 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.
Driving
Pezil 5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Pezil 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pezil 5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Pezil 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pezil 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Pezil Tablet?

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

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Pezil 5 mg Tablet to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
  • It does not cure Alzheimer's 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 Pezil 5 mg Tablet.
  • Monitor your body weight regularly as both Pezil 5 mg Tablet and  Alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Pezil 5 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Be cautious while taking this medicine if you suffered from peptic ulcer as it may cause vomiting, gastro 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 Pezil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Zosert
MODERATE
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
MODERATE
Brand(s): Kopram
MODERATE
Brand(s): Flotin, Serodep
MODERATE
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
MINOR
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pezil

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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?
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Neurologist
need to examine to opine
I am suffering from Meniere's disease for the last 2 years. I have attack of vertigo after 1 or 2 months regularly.The ENT Doctor prescribed me tablet vertin 16 mg.It helps to control vertigo but does not treat the root cause. Also have hearing loss in left year.Any effective treatment for this condition? I am a diabetic too.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Case has to be seen in person before starting the treatment
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FAQs

Q. Why is Pezil taken at night?

Pezil 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 Pezil persist for a long time?

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

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

Do not stop Pezil 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 Pezil stay in your system?

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

Q. Does Pezil cause depression?

No, Pezil 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 Pezil?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Pezil 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 Pezil?

Pezil 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 Pezil cause hallucinations?

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

Q. Who should not take Pezil?

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