Information about Donepezil
Donepezil 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.
How donepezil works
Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease is due to disturbance of message signals in the brain. Donepezil works by increasing the levels of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger involved in the transmission of nerve signals.
Common side effects of donepezil
Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Fatigue, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Diarrhoea, Muscle cramp
Available Medicine for Donepezil
- ₹114 to ₹350Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹106 to ₹239Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹161 to ₹250Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹105 to ₹146Cipla Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹109 to ₹156La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹171 to ₹254Alkem Laboratories Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹76 to ₹115Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹66 to ₹91Altius Life Sciences2 variant(s)
- ₹100Sigmund Promedica1 variant(s)
- ₹100KC Laboratories1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Donepezil
- Do not take donepezil hydrochloride, if you are allergic to donepezil hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
- Avoid using donepezil hydrochloride, if you are breastfeeding.
- Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: stomach or duodenal ulcers; seizures (fits) or convulsions; heart condition (irregular or very slow heart beat); asthma or other long term lung disease; liver problems or hepatitis; urine or mild kidney disease.
- Do not use donepezil hydrochloride, if you are pregnant.
- Donepezil hydrochloride is not intended for use in children and adolescents younger than 18 years.
- Donepezil hydrochloride should not be taken with alcohol because alcohol may change its effect.
- Do not drive or operate machinery.
Frequently asked questions for Donepezil
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 Donepezil Hcl work?
Donepezil hydrochloride does work, but its effectiveness can be different based on individual response.