Alzil 5 Tablet 10’s belongs to the group of medicines called ‘anti-Alzheimer’s drug’, primarily indicated in the treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer’s disease.
In Alzheimer’s disease, the brain cells degenerate and die, which causes a gradual decline in behavioural and social skills and thinking ability (dementia), which affects a person’s ability to function independently. The signs include confusion, increasing memory loss, and behavioural changes.
Alzil 5 Tablet 10’s contains Donepezil that falls in the category of drugs called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. This drug increases the levels of a substance (acetylcholine) in the brain.
which is involved in improving memory functioning by slowing down the breakdown of acetylcholine (a substance that allows nerves to communicate and important for normal brain functioning).
Take Tablet 10’s with or without a meal, every day as suggested by your doctor. A person taking Tablet 10’s may experience some undesirable effects of this medicine like insomnia, diarrhoea, muscle cramps, vomiting, fatigue, weight loss, and nausea.
This happens because the body is adjusting to the new medicine. If a person notices severe side effects of medicine like dizziness, constipation, drowsiness, fainting, frequent urination, headache, joint pain, mental depression, and pain, or if side effects do not go within a couple of days, then they need to consult with the doctor immediately.
A person cannot take Tablet 10’s if they are hypersensitive to any of the components present in this medicine. A person facing medical conditions like a heart rhythm disorder, a stomach ulcer, urination problems, asthma or other breathing disorder, seizure, and liver or kidney disease need to tell their doctor before taking this medicine.
A woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding needs to tell their doctor before taking this medicine. This medicine should be prescribed with caution in patients having a history of asthma or obstructive pulmonary disease.
Uses of Alzil 5 Tablet 10’s
Tablet 10’s belongs to the category of the acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, prescribed for treating the symptoms of dementia in persons having mild and moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease.
Tablet 10’s works by helping the nerve cells communicate with each other by increasing acetylcholine levels in the brain. It stops the breakdown of acetylcholine in the brain, which is an important substance that is responsible for nerve communication. By doing so it helps a person to live a normal life.
Directions for Use
A person should take Tablet 10’s daily at the same time as prescribed by their doctor.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Alzil 5 Tablet 10’s
Along with its desired effects, Tablet 10’s may cause unpleasant effects. Although not all persons notice these side effects and even some side effects do not require medical attention.
The common side effects of Tablet 10’s include diarrhoea, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, nausea, trouble in sleeping, unusual tiredness or weakness, and vomiting. Check with the doctor as soon as possible if you notice any severe side effects or if these effects do not go with time.
WHAT IS ALZIL 5MG?
ALZIL 5MG contains donepezil which belongs to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
Alzil 5 Tablet is used to treat mild to moderate dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive illness that gradually affects memory and thinking.
It does not cure this illness but may help improve memory, awareness, and other symptoms.
Your doctor will explain how to take Tablet. You may take it with food, preferably at night before going to bed. Follow the instructions carefully to get the most benefit.
The dose may change from time to time to suit your individual needs. It can take up to a few weeks for symptoms to improve so keep taking your medicine regularly. You should not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue, and weight loss (anorexia). Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated.
You may have side effects more often when you start your treatment or when your dose is increased. Usually, the side effects will slowly go away as your body gets used to the Tablet. If they are severe or will not go away, you should contact your doctor.
Before using tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy, or asthma.
It may also affect, or be affected by, some other drugs you are using so let your doctor know what these are to be safe. During pregnancy, this medicine should only be taken if it is advised. Read more: alzil
WHAT ALZIL 5MG IS USED FOR?
ALZIL 5MG can help with mental function and with doing daily tasks
It is used to treat mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer?s disease
ALZIL 5MG contains Donepezil which belongs to a group of medicines called acetyl cholinesterase inhibitors. It is used to treat the symptoms of dementia in people diagnosed as having mild and moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to degenerate and die. Dementia is continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a person’s ability to function independently.
The symptoms include increasing memory loss, confusion and behavioral changes. As a result, patients with Alzheimer’s disease find it more difficult to carry out their normal daily activities.
ALZIL 5MG works by stopping acetylcholine from being broken down in your brain. Acetylcholine is an important substance that allows better communication between nerve cells.
Always take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy, or asthma, pregnant or breastfeeding.
It is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age. The common side effects are diarrhoea, headache, tiredness and hallucinations.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
TALK TO DOCTOR
Talk to your doctor before taking , if you:
Are allergic to any of the ingredients in Donepezil or to medicines that contain piperidines
Have any heart problems including problems with irregular, slow, or fast heartbeats
Suffer from asthma or lung problems
Suffer from a seizure
Have stomach ulcers
Have difficulty in passing urine
Have liver or kidney problems
Have trouble swallowing tablets
Have or had surgery or dental surgery
PREGNANCY & BREAST FEEDING
It is not known if can harm an unborn baby
ALZIL 5MG is not for women who are breast-feeding. It is not known if ALZIL 5MG passes into breast milk
Consult your doctor for advice if you are pregnant or breast feeding or planning to become pregnant
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
ALZIL 5MG has not been approved as a treatment for any medical condition in children
DRIVING & USING MACHINES
ALZIL 5MG medicine can cause tiredness, dizziness and muscle cramp. If you experience any of these affects you must not drive or operate machinery
Take Alzil 5 Tablet 10’s after the recommendation of a doctor, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dosing strength needs to be adjusted by your doctor as required.
Tell the doctor about all the medicines the patient takes, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
ALZIL 5MG and other medicines may affect each other. Be particularly sure to tell the doctor if the patient takes
Medicines used for anesthesia
Aspirin or medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
Take ALZIL 5MG exactly as prescribed by the doctor
Do not stop ALZIL 5MG or change the dose yourself
Take ALZIL 5MG one time each day
It can be taken with or without food
If you take more
If the patient takes too much at one time, call the doctor go to the emergency room right away
If you forget to take ALZIL 5MG
If you miss giving the patient a dose of ALZIL 5MG, just wait. Give only the next dose at the usual time. Do not give 2 doses at the same time. If ALZIL 5MG is missed for 7 days or more, talk with the doctor before starting again
If you stop taking ALZIL 5MG
Do not stop taking ALZIL 5MG unless your doctor advice to do so
Store ALZIL 5MG at room temperature (15-25°C)
Keep this medicine out of reach of children
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date
Q. Why is Alzil 5 Tablet taken at night?
Tablet is recommended to be taken before going to bed to reduce gastrointestinal side effects or nausea, which is commonly seen in some patients in the first few weeks of treatment.
Q. Do the gastrointestinal side effects due to Tablet persist for a long time?
Gastrointestinal side effects may appear during the first few weeks of treatment with Tablet. This can be minimized by taking Tablet at bedtime and with food. Generally, these side effects are mild and disappear within a few weeks with continued treatment.
Q. How long does it take for Alzil 5 Tablet to start working?
Within the first month of treatment with Tablet, you may experience improvement in thinking and remembering (cognitive effect). However, it may take about 12 weeks to see the full benefits.
Q. When should Alzil 5 Tablet be stopped?
Do not stop Tablet without consulting your doctor. This medicine only helps to control your condition but does not cure it. Therefore, it may take several weeks to show benefits, so do not be discouraged if you do not see an improvement straight away. But, in case your condition starts worsening and you feel that it is no longer helping you, then you should consult a doctor before stopping it.
Q. For how long does Alzil 5 Tablet stay in your system?
Tablet gets removed from the body very slowly. It takes about two weeks or more for Tablet to be completely removed from the system.
Q. Does Alzil 5 Tablet cause depression?
No, Alzil 5 Tablet does not cause depression. If you are experiencing symptoms, then it could be due to existing Alzheimer’s disease.
Q. What if I take more than the prescribed dose of Alzil 5 Tablet?
Taking more than the recommended dose of Tablet may cause vomiting, increased sweating or saliva production, slow heartbeat, dizziness, difficulty in breathing, seizures or fits, weakness, and inability to control your bowel motions or passing of urine (incontinence). You should seek immediate help from a doctor or emergency service of a nearby hospital.
Q. I have been taking indomethacin for arthritis. Can I take Tablet?
Alzil 5 Tablet does not interfere with the working of indomethacin, but indomethacin individually increases the risk of stomach bleeding when taken for a long time. Therefore, if you experience any symptoms of stomach bleeding, consult your doctor immediately.
Q. Does Alzil 5 Tablet cause hallucinations?
Hallucinations are a common side effect of Tablet, though not everyone is affected. Other common psychiatric side effects include agitation, aggressive behavior, nightmares, and abnormal dreams.
Q. Who should not takeTablet?
Tablet should not be taken by patients who have hypersensitivity to Tablet hydrochloride, piperidine derivatives, or to any active ingredients used in the medicine. Also, it should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary.
Q. Can it cause insomnia?
Yes, insomnia (sleeplessness) is a common side effect of Tablet. Dizziness and fainting can also be seen as common side effects. Though these side effects are common, they do not occur in everyone.