Donecept-10 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.
Donecept-10 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 Donecept-10 Tablet 10’s with or without a meal, every day as suggested by your doctor. A person taking Donecept-10 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 Donecept-10 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 Donecept-10 Tablet 10’s
Donecept-10 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. Donecept-10 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 Donecept-10 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 Donecept-10 Tablet 10’s
Along with its desired effects, Donecept-10 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 Donecept-10 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 DONECEPT 10MG?
DONECEPT 10MG contains donepezil which belongs to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
Donecept 10 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 Donecept 10 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 Donecept 10 Tablet. If they are severe or will not go away, you should contact your doctor.
Before using Donecept 10 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.
WHAT DONECEPT 10MG IS USED FOR?
DONECEPT 10MG can help with mental function and with doing daily tasks
It is used to treat mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer?s disease
Donecept 10 MG Tablet is a medicine used to treat dementia (an impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions) associated with Alzheimer’s disease (a brain disorder that causes memory problems, as well as issues with reasoning, decision-making, and planning).
It does not cure Alzheimer’s disease but helps to improve the symptoms and delay the progression of this condition. Donecept 10 MG Tablet works by increasing the amount of a certain substance in your brain and improving brain function.
Donecept 10 MG Tablet may cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhoea, common cold, loss of appetite, dizziness, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist or become severe.
Donecept 10 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food as directed by your doctor. The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on the severity of your condition. Avoid taking more than the prescribed dose as it may cause severe side effects.
Donecept 10 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have or have had heart or liver problems, asthma, ulcers, or seizures (fits) before taking this medicine.
Also, inform your doctor about all your current medications to avoid undesired effects. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding. Read more: donecept
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
A person should tell their doctor if they are taking any prescription or herbal medicine as certain medicines may weaken or strengthen the effects of Donecept-10 Tablet 10’s. A person should avoid the consumption of alcohol as it may reduce the effects of medication.
A woman who is pregnant or breast-feeding should ask their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. Alzheimer’s disease may affect the ability to drive so a person must not perform any activity that needs mental alertness unless your doctor tells you that it is safe to do so.
Drug-drug Interactions: Some medications may change the working action of Donecept-10 Tablet 10’s so tell your doctor about every prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products you are using.
The possible drugs that can interact with Donecept-10 Tablet 10’s include NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen), antihistamine (Diphenhydramine), anticoagulant medication (apixaban), anticholinergics medicines, (tolterodine), and anti-depressants (fluoxetine).
Drug- Food Interactions: Food will not influence the effect of Donecept-10 Tablet 10’s, but a person should not be taken with alcohol because alcohol may reduce its effect.
Drug-Disease Interactions: A person should tell their doctor if they are dealing with a heart rhythm disorder, a stomach ulcer, urination problems, asthma or other breathing disorder, liver or kidney disease, and a seizure.
Donecept-10 Tablet 10’s can only be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the unborn baby.
It is not known if Donecept-10 Tablet 10’s passes into breast milk or not. Breast-feeding women should ask their doctor before using this medication.
Donecept-10 Tablet 10’s can cause an undesirable reaction in the body that can impair a person’s thinking ability. One should avoid driving and do activities that require mental alertness.
Q. Why is Donecept 10 Tablet taken at night?
Donecept 10 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 Donecept 10 Tablet persist for a long time?
Gastrointestinal side effects may appear during the first few weeks of treatment with Donecept 10 Tablet. This can be minimized by taking Donecept 10 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 Donecept 10 Tablet to start working?
Within the first month of treatment with Donecept 10 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 Donecept 10 Tablet be stopped?
Do not stop Donecept 10 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 Donecept 10 Tablet stay in your system?
Donecept 10 Tablet gets removed from the body very slowly. It takes about two weeks or more for Donecept 10 Tablet to be completely removed from the system.
Q. Does Donecept 10 Tablet cause depression?
No, Donecept 10 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 Donecept 10 Tablet?
Taking more than the recommended dose of Donecept 10 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 Donecept 10 Tablet?
Donecept 10 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 Donecept 10 Tablet cause hallucinations?
Hallucinations are a common side effect of Donecept 10 Tablet, though not everyone is affected. Other common psychiatric side effects include agitation, aggressive behavior, nightmares, and abnormal dreams.
Q. Who should not take Donecept 10 Tablet?
Donecept 10 Tablet should not be taken by patients who have hypersensitivity to Donecept 10 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 Donecept 10 Tablet. Dizziness and fainting can also be seen as common side effects. Though these side effects are common, they do not occur in everyone.