This medication is a cholinesterase inhibitor, prescribed for mild to moderate dementia. It increases the amount of acetylcholine in the brain.
Contraindicated in patients previously treated with this medication, who have too much bilirubin in blood, and hypersensitivity.
Adults—Initial- 10 milligrams (mg) four times a day. Maximum: 40 mg four times a day.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of ulcers, seizures, problems with urinary system, asthma, blood vessel problems, heart, kidney, liver, lung or stomach disorders.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• Most Common:
Increase in liver test called alanine aminotransferase (ALT), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, muscle pain, loss of appetite and unsteadiness.
• Body As A Whole : Headache, fatigue, chest pain, decrease in weight, back pain and weakness.
• Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, abdominal pain, flatulence and constipation.
• Blood : Bruising.
• Musculoskeletal: Muscle pain.
• Central Nervous System: Dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, sleeplessness, drowsiness, tremor, agitation, depression, abnormal thinking, anxiety and hallucinations.
• Respiratory : Nose inflammation, upper respiratory infection and coughing.
• Skin: Rash, facial flushing and skin flushing.
• Genitourinary: Urination frequency, urinary tract infection and urinary incontinence.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (15-30°C) and in an airtight container.
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