This medication is a cholinesterase inhibitor, prescribed for mild to moderate dementia in patients with Alzheimer's disease. It improves thinking ability, memory or slows the loss of these abilities in people who have Alzheimer's disease.
PO- The recommended dose is 4 mg every 12 hours. Dose can be escalated to 8 mg 12 hourly after 1 month.
This medication available in the form of tablet, long acting capsule, and solution to take by mouth (Orally). The tablets and liquid are usually taken twice a day, with the morning and evening meals.
• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or fainting. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Caution needed for patients with history of asthma or any other lung disease, enlarged prostate, ulcers, seizures, irregular heartbeat, or heart, kidney, or liver disease; during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Central Nervous System:
Dizziness, headache, lethargy, dysgeusia and hypersomnia.
• Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach upset and vomiting.
♦ • Eye: Blurred vision.
• Miscellaneous:Weight loss and tiredness.
Monitor symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding regularly.
Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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