Donep Sr 23 Tablet
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Donep Sr Tablet is a psychiatric medicine. It is used for the treatment of Alzheimer's dementia characterized by loss of memory, thinking capabilities and a decrease inability to perform everyday acti
vities and tasks. Donep Sr Tablet contains donepezil as the active ingredient. Alzheimer's is a progressive disorder of the brain that slowly degenerates the capabilities of the brain like loss of memory, the ability to perform the tasks of everyday activities and thinking skills. It mainly affects the brain cells and thus alters mental functions. This condition is usually seen in the elderly population. Donep Sr acts by improving memory, awareness and the ability to perform the task. You should never miss the dose of this medicine, it is advised to set a reminder and a caretaker should maintain a pill count for the person suffering from Alzheimer disease. You can take this medicine with or without food. It is recommended to discuss with your doctor about your medicines and medical history before taking the Donep Sr Tablet....
Uses of Donep Sr 23 Tablet
Donep Sr Tablet is used in the treatment of mild to moderately severe dementia of Alzheimer type.
Contraindications of Donep Sr 23 Tablet
If you are allergic to donepezil or other ingredients present in the Donep Sr Tablet.
Side effects of Donep Sr 23 Tablet
- Muscle cramps
- Loss of appetite
Precautions and Warnings of Donep Sr 23 Tablet
Can I take the Donep Sr Tablet during pregnancy?
The effect of the Donep Sr Tablet in pregnant women is unknown due to limited data, thus is it recommended to consult your doctor for more information.
Can I take the Donep Sr Tablet while breastfeeding?
The effect of the Donep Sr Tablet on breastmilk production as well as newborn infants is unknown due to limited data, thus is it recommended to consult your doctor for more information.
Can I drive if I have consumed the Donep Sr Tablet?
Donep Sr Tablet may cause dizziness, fatigue or muscle cramps. So it is recommended not to perform activities like driving or operating machinery. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine and also performing such activities.
Can I consume alcohol with the Donep Sr Tablet?
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while you are under treatment with the Donep Sr Tablet as it was the condition. If you have a habit of binge alcohol consumption, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have a planned surgery, that requires numbing any part of the body.
- You have any stomach, intestine, liver or kidney-related problems.
- You have any heart related conditions or any brain-related disorders such as fits.
- You have a history of respiratory illness such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- You are lactose intolerant.
Mode of Action of Donep Sr 23 Tablet
How Does It Work?
Donep Sr Tablet acts by blocking the further breakdown of a specific neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine which is very essential for the good functioning of the brain.
Directions for Use of Donep Sr 23 Tablet
Take the Donep Sr Tablet as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Never miss a dose of this medicine without consulting your doctor. You can take this medicine with o
r without a meal....
Interactions of Donep Sr 23 Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way the Donep Sr Tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction. Also, you should inform your doctor if you or your child hasa planned surgery or vaccination scheduled....Read more
Storage and disposal of Donep Sr 23 Tablet
- Store it in a cool and dry place away from light and moisture.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
- Discard any unused medicine properly. Do not flush or throw this medicine in the garbage.
Dosage of Donep Sr 23 Tablet
Overdose of the Donep Sr Tablet may cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting, increased salivation, sweating, altered breathing, fits, decreased blood pressure, etc. It should be immediately reported to y
our treating doctor or nearby hospital. Always carry the package of the tablet along with you for easy assessment of the severity of an overdose....
Missed a Dose
You should never miss a dose of this medicine and take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it's the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue taking the medicine and follow the reg
ular schedule of medication. Never take two doses of this medicine to compensate for the missed dose....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: When is the right time to take the Donep Sr Tablet ?
- The right time to take the Donep Sr Tablet is being decided by your doctor after assessing your health condition. Thus, you should always follow your doctor's advice.
- In case, you are a caretaker of the patient, then it is advised to follow the instructions mentioned on the prescription. Also, to keep a check if the patient is taking their medicine on time and regularly. You can also keep a check by counting the leftover number of pills in the box....Read more
Q: How does the Donep Sr Tablet work?
A: This medicine is from the class of cholinesterase inhibitors that acts by stopping the breakdown and increasing the amount of the chemical substance acetylcholine which helps in improving the brain functions like communication, attention, memory and other daily activities.
Q: Will Donep Sr Tablet cure Alzheimer's disease?
A: No, the Donep Sr Tablet will not cure Alzheimer's disease. This medicine will slow down the progression of the disease, by improving brain function including memorizing and thinking of a certain thing, task or event. Thus, will aid in carrying out daily activities.
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