Donecept 10mg Tablet
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Donecept 10 MG Description
Donecept Tablet is used to treat Alzheimer's dementia. Donecept Tablet contains donepezil as the active ingredient. This medicine works by inhibiting the action of the chemical acetylcholinesterase,
which is responsible for breaking down a molecule called acetylcholine in the brain. This raises the brain levels of acetylcholine which is associated with memory and recollection. This medicine should only be used for adults older than 18 years of age. Avoid taking this medicine without consulting your doctor. The dose and duration of this medicine will be decided by your doctor as per your signs and symptoms.
|You Save||₹21.85 (15% on MRP)|
|Side effects||Nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhoea, muscle cramps|
|Therapy||DRUGS FOR ALZHEIMER DISEASE|
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Uses of Donecept 10 MG
Donecept Tablet is used for the treatment of Alzheimer's dementia.
Contraindications of Donecept 10 MG
- If you are allergic to donepezil or any other ingredient of Donecept Tablet.
- If you are allergic to any piperidine derivatives.
Side effects of Donecept 10 MG
- Muscle cramps
Precautions and Warnings of Donecept 10 MG
Can I take Donecept Tablet during pregnancy?
Limited information is available on the safety of Donecept Tablet during pregnancy. As a precautionary measure, do not use this tablet if you are pregnant.
Can I take Donecept Tablet while breastfeeding?
There is limited information available regarding the excretion of Donecept Tablet in breastmilk. To avoid any risks to the baby, do not use this medicine during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Donecept Tablet?
Donecept Tablet may influence your ability to drive. If you experience dizziness, tiredness or muscle cramps after taking this medicine, it is suggested that you do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Donecept Tablet?
Alcohol interacts with Donecept Tablet and reduces its levels in the body which decreases the effect of the medicine. Thus, consumption of alcohol should be avoided when taking this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have a heart disease.
- You suffer from liver problems or kidney problems.
- You have stomach or duodenal ulcers.
- You have asthma or any other lung disease.
- You experience seizures (fits) or convulsions.
- You experience any involuntary or abnormal movements of the tongue, face or body.
- You have low levels of magnesium or potassium in your blood.
Mode of Action of Donecept 10 MG
How Does It Work?
Donecept Tablet acts by inhibiting a chemical in the brain called acetylcholinesterase that is responsible for breaking down a substance called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine helps you to remember things. This medicine increases the level of acetylcholine in the brain and thus treats the symptoms of dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease....
Directions for Use of Donecept 10 MG
- Take this medicine as a whole with sufficient water.
- Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not consume more than the prescribed dose.
- Do not discontinue the medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.
Interactions of Donecept 10 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Donecept works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Care should particularly be taken if you are taking anti-fungals (ketoconazole, itraconazole), antibiotics (erythromycin, clarithromycin, rifampicin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin), anti-depressants (fluoxetine, citalopram, escitalopram, amitriptyline), anti-convulsants (phenytoin, carbamazepine), pain-killers (aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac), anti-psychotics (pimozide, sertindole, ziprasidone), anti-cholinergics (tolterodine), medicines for a heart condition (quinidine, beta-blockers like propranolol and atenolol) or other Alzheimer's disease medication (galantamine)....
Storage and disposal of Donecept 10 MG
- Store in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
- Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Donecept 10 MG
Symptoms of overdose of Donecept Tablet include severe nausea, vomiting, drooling and sweating. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital....
Missed a Dose
You should never miss your dose of medicines. However, if you missed any dose of the medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed one....
Dr. Arpit Verma
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the best time of the day to take Donecept Tablet?
A: The doctor will suggest you the best time of the day to take Donecept Tablet depending on your condition, other medications that you take, food, and lifestyle habits.
Q: For how long should I take Donecept Tablet?
A: Donecept Tablet should be taken at the same dose and same frequency exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on how long you should continue to take this medicine. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Q: Can I take Donecept Tablet along with my other regular medicines?
A: Your doctor will recommend whether you can take Donecept Tablet if you are taking or have recently taken other medicines. Please inform your doctor about any other medicines that you are taking, including nonprescription medicines.
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