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Drug information on Donecept 10 (Donepezil) from Cipla Limited

Donecept 10

  Tablet  
Cipla Limited
Generic : Donepezil
 110.00
10mg
10 Tablets
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Drug Name : Donepezil

Donepezil(Aricept) generic Donecept 10 is a cholinesterase inhibitor, prescribed for dementia of Alzheimer's disease. It works by increasing the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, which helps in improving mental function.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Donecept 10 may be prescribed


Side effects of Donecept 10

   Most frequent : Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue and loss of appetite.

   Body as a Whole : Headache, generalized pain and fatigue.

   Heart : Fainting.

   Blood : Bruising.

   Metabolic : Decreased weight.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps and joint inflammation.

   Central Nervous System : Sleeplessness, dizziness, depression, abnormal dreams and drowsiness.

   Genitourinary : Frequent urination.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Initial: 5 mg/day in the evening, up to 10 mg/day after 4-6 week.

How to use Donecept 10?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Donecept 10 not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Donecept 10

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, stomach problems, liver or kidney disease, breathing problems, urinary obstruction, brain tumor, head injury, seizures, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or fainting, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• It should not be used in children.

Other Precautions for Donecept 10

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Donecept 10

Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C), and in an airtight container.



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