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DONAMEM 10

Donamem 10 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.

Donamem 10 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 Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take Donamem 10 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 Donamem 10 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.

Donamem 10 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 Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s as it may cause diarrhoea.

Before using Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s, inform your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy, or asthma. click here: Donamem 10

Uses of Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s

Alzheimer’s disease (memory loss)

Medicinal Benefits

Donamem 10 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 Donamem 10 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.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s

  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dryness in the mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache

ABOUT THE DRUG:

Memantine and donepezil is an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-receptor antagonist and cholinesterase inhibitor combination drug.

This is a medication used for Alzheimer?s disease as this combinations helps in improving the function of the nerve cells in the brain. It is a drug used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer related dementia.

Donamem 10 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.

Donamem 10 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.

USES OF THE DRUG:

Donapezil is prescribed mainly for people with mild to moderate dementia induced by Alzheimer?s disease. It helps the brain to improve its functions and abilities to think, communicate and remember.

Donapezil may also be given for treatments other than those listed above.

WORKING OF THE DRUG:

Donapezil functions by preventing the breakdown of an organic neurotransmitter chemical called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is crucial for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning. The level of this chemical is usually lower than normal in people with dementia.

Memantine is an NMDA receptor antagonist that works by blocking the excess activity of the some substances in brain known as glutamate. This in turn reduces the symtptoms associated with Alzheimer?s disease.

DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG IF YOU:

Are allergic to this active ingredient Donapezil/Memantine or any other ingredient of the drug
Have allergies to the food and medicines
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
Are breastfeeding as the drug may pass into the breast milk

TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:

Have a diabetes history
Have a seizure disorder
Have heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia)
Have the condition of vertigo or very fast heart beat
Have high blood pressure
Have a history of epilepsy

HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?

Take the drug exactly as prescribed by the doctor. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine and the condition of the patient. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered.

HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?

If you are taking the tablets, then you can just swallow the tablets with a glass of water. Do not break, chew or crush the tablet before taking. Do not try to dissolve the Tablets, take it as full. you can tke the tablets with or without food.

Take the medicine as prescribed by the Doctor. Try to take the dose at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing a dose.

FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?

Do not stop taking the tablets or change the dose without consulting with your Doctor. This drug is meant to be taken on a regular basis, so keep on taking the drug as long as recommended by the Doctor.

OVERDOSE:

If overdose, talk to Doctor or Poisons information center for advice. Take medical help as soon as possible.

MISS DOSE:

If you miss a dose of this drug, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Do not take two doses at once. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be dangerous.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DONAMEM 10MG:

You may witness or experience some side effects while taking the drug. Some of the side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, appetite loss, or weight loss. Seek emergency medical attention if any of these effects persist for a longer period or deteriorate further.

Any serious side effect is rare but get in touch with your doctor immediately if you have any of these serious side effects: fainting, unusually slow heartbeat, difficulty while urinating, seizures, black or bloody stools, bloody vomit that looks like coffee grounds, stomach pain/abdominal pain, or irregular heartbeat.

These are not the only side effects of this medication. There may be others. Contact your doctor right away if you experience any serious side effects or if your condition worsens after taking Donapezil.

COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:

Some drugs can interact with Donapezil and Memantine. Let your doctor know in advance if you are already using any of these interacting drugs:

Erythromycin, Galantamine, Paroxetine, antifungal medicine like ketoconazole or others, Rivastigmine, Atropine, Belladonna, Scopolamine, Bladder or Urinary Medicines such as Darifenacin, Flavoxate, Oxybutynin or others, Bronchodilators such as Ipratropium or Tiotropium

Irritable Bowel Medicines such as Dicyclomine, Hyoscyamine, or Propantheline, ulcer medications like mepenzolate or glycopyrrolate, or nsaids such as ibuprofen, celecoxib, naproxen, or others.

The list of drugs mentioned here in this guide is not a complete one and there may be other interacting drugs. Share the list of all present medication which you may be using with your doctor. Never start a new medication on your own.

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

Donapezil containing drugs may impact your thinking capabilities and reflexes. So, take extra care while indulging in activities that require a high degree of mental awareness and thinking such as driving

If you are scheduled for a surgery, you may be required to suspend taking this drug for a short period. Notify your surgeon well in advance that you are taking this medication

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s if you are allergic to Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s or any of its ingredients. Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s may cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Increase the intake of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s as it may cause diarrhoea. Before using Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s, inform your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy, or asthma. Take Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s preferably just before bedtime.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Disease Interaction: Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s is known to interact in patients with kidney or liver disease, asthma, heart disease, history of seizures, stomach ulcers, history of intestinal bleeding, urination problems, bladder obstruction.

Drug-Food Interaction: Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s is known to interact with alcohol as it might increase sleepiness.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s is known to interact with pain killers (aspirin), anticholinergics (donepezil), antiparkinson’s disease (amantadine), ketamine, dextromethorphan)

anti-fungal (ketoconazole),  anti-epilepsy medicines (phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital), corticosteroid (dexamethasone), anti-tuberculosis medicines (rifampin), stomach ulcer medicines (cimetidine, ranitidine), dopaminergic agonists (bromocriptine).

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    ALCOHOL

    Taking alcohol, along with Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s, may increase its drowsiness effect and cause excessive sleepiness.

  • Safety Warning

    PREGNANCY

    Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s is a pregnancy category C drug. It is not known whether it will harm the baby. So, take only if prescribed by a doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    BREAST FEEDING

    It is not known whether Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s passes through breast milk or not. So, caution should be exercised if you are breastfeeding.

  • Safety Warning

    DRIVING

    CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

    Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s is known to cause drowsiness, so please do not drive a car or operate any machinery which requires mental alertness.

  • Safety Warning

    LIVER

    Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver disease. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    KIDNEY

    Donamem 10 Tablet 10’s to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney disease. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

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