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Donep 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.

Drug information on Donep (Donepezil) from Alkem Laboratories Ltd. (Pentacare)

Donep

  Tablet  
Alkem Laboratories Ltd. (Pentacare)
Generic : Donepezil
 100.00
5mg
10 Tablets
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Medical Condition(s) for which Donep may be prescribed


Side effects of Donep

   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 Donep?

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

When is Donep not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Donep

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 Donep

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Donep

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



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