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Aricept (Donepezil Hydrochloride) - 5mg (14 Tablets) (Turkish Packaging)

Aricept (Donepezil Hydrochloride) - 5mg (14 Tablets) (Turkish Packaging)

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Aricept 5mg

Aricept (Donepezil Hydrochloride) is used as a treatment for Alzheimers disease. It can be used successfully in the mild, moderate, and severe stages of this disease.

What is Aricept Used for?

It is important to understand that the use of Aricept isnít a cure for dementia and other problems relating to Alzheimers disease. The medicine has to be taken every day or the symptoms will get worse/return. It is often taken along with other medicines but can be taken by itself.

Aricept Dosage & Administration

The starting does of Aricept is 5 mg to see if the patient responds well to it. The patient will stay at this dose for at least the first 6 weeks of treatment to see how they have responded. If there are additional benefits that the doctor feels could occur, then it can be increased to the 10 mg per day.

However, most people will gradually get worse over time. Aricept can slow down that progression though. As Alzheimers disease does progress, the patient may need to take a higher dose of the medication (up to 20mg per day).

For the best results, the medicine should be taken at the same time every day. To help reduce nausea, it should be taken with food and a full glass of water. It is important to continue to eat well even if you donít feel like eating as excessive weight loss can become an issue with Aricept over time.

Aricept Precautions

It is very important to tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines before taking Aricept. This includes those that you buy over the counter and herbal product in addition to any prescription medications. Not all of the will interact well with the use of Aricept. Aricept shouldnít be taken by anyone that is allergic to Piperidines.

Aricept can slow down the heart rate so it may not be recommended for those with certain heart conditions. It can also cause fainting or seizures to occur. Let your doctor know if you experience trouble urinating or bladder spasms. Individuals with lung problems or asthma may find that those conditions get worse when they start taking Aricept.

Aricept Side Effects

Common side effects of Aricept include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle cramps
  • Vomiting
  • At a higher dose and over a long period of time, more serious side effects can develop. They include:

    • Stomach bleeding
    • Excessive weight loss
    • Nausea
    • Ulcers

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