Drug information Aricept 10mg Donepezil treats dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease
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What is Aricept 10mg Donepezil?
Aricept drug contains the active ingredient donepezil, which is used to treat confusion caused by Alzheimer’s disease. The drug is not used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, it only works to slow and reduce symptoms caused by the disease that causes Alzheimer’s.
What is donepezil’s mechanism of action?
The active ingredient donepezil is a specific and reversible inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase, the major cholinesterase in the brain. The active ingredient is an inhibitor of this enzyme that is 1000 times more potent than butyrylcholinesterase, an enzyme present mainly outside the central nervous system.
What is Aricept used for?
- Mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer’s dementia.
- Vascular dementia (dementia in cerebrovascular disease).
Who should not take Aricept?
- Patients with hypersensitivity to the active ingredient donepezil.
- Have ever had an ulcer in the intestines or a stomach ulcer.
- The patient has a heart problem.
- People with asthma or lung disease.
- Patients with epilepsy or convulsions.
Dosage and how to use Aricept?
Dosage of Aricept
Initial dose: 5mg/time/day. Maintain for 1 month. After a month, your doctor may increase your dose to 10mg once a day.
For patients with a history of liver or kidney failure, consult a doctor before use
- You can take the medicine with or without food.
- Do not crush, chew, or break the medicine.
- Swallow the tablet with a glass of water.
- The drug also comes in the form of a pill that dissolves in the mouth.
What to do if I miss a dose?
- If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time the next day.
- Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
- If you forget to take it for more than a week, talk to your doctor before you take more.
- If you miss a dose often, it may help to set an alarm to remind you. You can also ask your doctor, pharmacist or dementia support group for advice on other ways to help you remember to take your medication.
What to do if I take too much?
Call your doctor or go to the hospital right away if; You have taken more than your usual dose and:
- You are feeling dizzy or sick, or you are sick.
- You drool or sweat a lot.
- You have a slow heart rate.
- You are having breathing problems.
- You faint or have a seizure.
Aricept drug side effects
Common side effects: diarrhea, feeling nauseous, headache, feeling drowsy after taking the medicine or a little dizzy.
Serious side effects: yellowing skin or eyes, severe indigestion, heartburn or stomach pain, severe or continuing vomiting, muscle weakness, muscle cramps or pain, high temperature along with stiff muscles , sweating, confusion, and seeing or hearing things that aren’t there is called neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What other drugs may interact with Aricept?
Certain medications should not be used with Aricept. They may increase the risk of side effects or stop the medicine from working.
Tell your doctor if you or someone you care for:
- Take medicines used for heart problems such as: amiodarone, atenolol, bisoprolol , digoxin, and verapamil.
- Taking seizure medicine, such as: phenytoin and carbamazepine.
- Take an anti-inflammatory medication such as: aspirin or ibuprofen.
- Take risperidone, olanzapine or fluoxetine or any other medicine for mental health problems.
- Take antibiotics such as erythromycin or rifampicin.
Notes while you are using Aricept
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have:
- Heart rhythm disturbances.
- History of peptic ulcer.
- Enlarged prostate or problems urinating.
- Liver or kidney disease.
- Epilepsy or other seizure disorder.
- Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other breathing disorder.
Because the drug affects the nervous system, it can affect the patient’s thinking and reactions; Therefore, after using the medicine, you should not drive or do jobs that require high concentration.
Effects on pregnant or lactating women
- It is not known whether the medicine will harm an unborn baby. To ensure the safety of both mother and baby, you should not use the drug during pregnancy; It is best to consult your doctor before taking the medicine.
- It is not known whether Aricept 10mg is excreted in breast milk or if breastfeeding while taking the drug is safe for a nursing infant.
How much is Aricept 10mg? Where to buy medicine?
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Methods of preservation
- You should store the medicine at room temperature, in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
- You should not store the medicine in the refrigerator.
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Do not throw medicine down the toilet or plumbing.
The above article is for reference only and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Readers should only follow the instructions of the doctor who is treating you, Index-China disclaims responsibility if problems occur.
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Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Ngoc Anh is currently Hanoi Medical University Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Head of Department of General-Uematology of Hanoi Medical University. Consulting doctor at ThuocLP Pharmacy.
Professional qualifications, Academic degrees – Education:
Graduated from General Practitioner System, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated with a Master degree in Internal Medicine, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, Henri Mondor Institute Center, University of Paris 6, French Republic 1996-1997; 1999
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, North Royal Sydney Hospital, Australia; 2002
Graduated from a training program specialized in chronic liver diseases, Pizza, Italy 2009
Graduated with a PhD in Gastrointestinal, Hanoi Medical University
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Hanoi Medical University
Training and Scientific Research:
Published more than 200 articles in domestic and international specialized journals
Editor of many monographs and participates in compiling 2 textbooks.
Guide many students and graduate students of Hanoi Medical University
Manager of many grassroots research projects
Certificate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP: 2012, 2015), Ministry of Health
Specialized certificates: General gastrointestinal endoscopy, Interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy, General gastrointestinal ultrasound, Interventional gastrointestinal ultrasound (Bach Mai BV), Chronic liver disease.