Alzil-M 5 Tablet 10’s is a combination drug containing a ‘neurological medicine,’ primarily used to treat Alzheimer’s disease (memory loss). Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neuro disorder that affects the brain. It causes the brain to shrink (atrophy) and brain cells (neurons) to die.
Alzil-M 5 Tablet 10’s is a combination medication containing Donepezil and Memantine, which treat Alzheimer’s disease. Donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor that works by preventing the breakdown of the chemical acetylcholine and improving the function of nerve cells in the brain.
Memantine works by lowering the level of the chemical in the brain, which is responsible to cause symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Together, both of them balance the levels of chemical messengers in the brain and help transmit nerve signals.
Take Alzil-M 5 Tablet 10’s as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take Alzil-M 5 Tablet 10’s for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending upon your medical condition. Preferably take it before just bedtime.
In some cases, you may experience vomiting, weight loss, loss of appetite, dryness in the mouth, dizziness, nausea, diarrhoea, headache. Most of these side effects of Alzil-M 5 Tablet 10’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
Alzil-M 5 Tablet 10’s may cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive a car or operate any machinery that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
Increase the intake of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Alzil-M 5 Tablet 10’s as it may cause diarrhoea. Before using Alzil-M 5 Tablet 10’s, inform your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy, or asthma. Read more: Alzil M 5mg
Uses of Alzil-M 5 Tablet 10’s
Alzheimer’s disease (memory loss)
Alzil M 5 Tablet 10’s is a combination medication containing Donepezil and Memantine, which treat Alzheimer’s disease. It helps to slow down the progression of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s by improving memory and thinking. It also increases the levels of a chemical messenger involved in the transmission of nerve signals.
Donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor that works by improving the function of nerve cells in the brain by preventing the breakdown of the chemical acetylcholine.
Memantine works by lowering the level of chemicals in the brain, which is responsible for causing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Together, they balance the levels of chemical messengers in the brain and help transmit nerve signals.
Directions for Use
Take the tablet of Alzil M 5 Tablet 10’s with or without food or as directed by your physician. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break it. Preferably take it just before bedtime.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Alzil M 5 Tablet 10’s
- Loss of appetite
- Dryness in the mouth
- Weight loss
WHAT IS ALZIL M 5MG?
ALZIL M 5MG contains Donepezil and Memantine
Donepezil belongs to a group of drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors
Memantine belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-dementia medicines
Alzil M 5 Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. It helps to slow down the progression of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s by improving memory and thinking. It also increases the levels of a chemical messenger involved in the transmission of nerve signals.
Alzil M 5 Tablet can be taken with or without food, but you may take it with food to avoid a stomach upset. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the blood. Do not skip any doses, but if you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better and do not stop taking it suddenly.
Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and headache. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine as this medicine may cause diarrhea.
Before using this medicine, 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. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
WHAT ALZIL M 5MG IS USED FOR?
It is used to,
Treat patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer?s disease in adults
Alzil M 5 Tablet is a combination of medicine, which is used for the treatment of moderate to severe dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a condition in which the patient’s memory and ability to think, communicate, learn, and handle daily activities are impaired slowly. This medicine does not cure Alzheimer’s disease; it improves the symptoms of the disease and delays disease progression.
TALK TO DOCTOR:
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:
Are allergic to memantine hydrochloride or Donepezil any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Have any heart problems including irregular, slow or fast heartbeats
Have asthma or lung problems
Have a seizure or a history of epileptic seizures
Are suffering from stomach ulcers
Have difficulty in passing urine
Have liver or kidney problems
Have recently experienced a myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension
Are suffering from renal impairment
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
PREGNANCY & BREAST FEEDING
ALZIL M 5MG is not recommended if you are pregnant or breast feeding
Talk to your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or breast feeding or think you might be pregnant or planning to become pregnant
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
ALZIL M 5MG is not recommended for children and adolescents under the age of 18 years
DRIVING & USING MACHINES
ALZIL M 5MG may affect your ability to drive and operate machines
Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines such as:
- Amantadine (substance used in the treatment of Parkinson?s disease)
- Dextromethorphan (substance used to treat coughs)
- Dantrolene (substance used as a muscle relaxant)
- Baclofen (substance used to relieve muscle spasms occurring in various illnesses such as cerebral palsy and
- multiple sclerosis)
- Cimetidine, ranitidine (substances used in the treatment of indigestion, heartburn and gastric ulcers)
- Procainamide, quinidine (substances used to treat irregular heartbeats)
- Quinine (substance used to treat night time leg cramps)
- Nicotine (substance used to help you stop smoking)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (substances used in the treatment of water retention and high blood pressure)
- Anticholinergics (substances generally used to treat movement disorders or intestinal cramps)
- Anticonvulsants (substances used to prevent and relieve seizures)
- Barbiturates (substances generally used to induce sleep)
- Dopaminergic agonists (such as L-dopa and bromocriptine which are used in Parkinson?s disease to stimulate
- your nerve cells)
- Neuroleptics (substances used in the treatment of mental health disorders)
- Oral anticoagulants (such as warfarin used to thin the blood)
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE
You can take ALZIL M 5MG with or without food
Swallow the tablet whole, with a glass of water
Do not chew or crush the tablet
Your doctor should assess your treatment on a regular basis
If you take more ALZIL M 5MG
If you take more ALZIL M 5MG, contact a doctor immediately
If you forget to take ALZIL M 5MG
If you forget to take ALZIL M 5MG do not take extra tablets or a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Just take your next dose at the usual time
If you stop taking ALZIL M 5MG
Do not stop taking this medicine until your doctor tells you to do
Dosage in patients with impaired kidney function
If you have impaired (poor) kidney function, your doctor will decide upon a dose that suits your condition. In this case, monitoring of your kidney function should be performed by your doctor at specified intervals
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Alzil-M 5 Tablet?
Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. What are the contraindications to the use of Alzil-M 5 Tablet?
Alzil-M 5 Tablet is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to Memantine, Donepezil or any of its constituents. Also, inform your doctor about all of patients medical history before using this medicine.
Q. What should I inform my doctor before using alzil m 5 Tablet?
Before taking alzil m 5 Tablet, tell the doctor about all of patient’s past and present medical conditions, including: problem in heart, lung, liver, kidney or bladder, seizures, stomach ulcers or any scheduled medical procedures. Also, inform your doctor about all the medicines patient takes.
Q. What if the patient takes more of alzil m 5 Tablet than recommended?
If the patient overdose on alzil m 5 Tablet, go to nearest medical emergency department or call your doctor immediately.
Q. Can the use of alzil m 5 Tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of alzil m 5 Tablet can cause diarrhea. In case, the patient experience diarrhea, talk to the doctor. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.