About Donecept: The brand name for this drug is Concept 10. Its main active ingredient is Donepezil Hydrochloride which is considered an acetylcholine inhibitor. It works by inhibiting a chemical compound known as acetylcholine by increasing the neurotransmitters that are found in the brain. It is manufactured and distributed by a company known as Cipla Pharmaceuticals.
How to use Donecept
It is used to improve memory in patients that are suffering from Alzheimer disease, dementia, memory loss and multiple personalities. The drug does not necessarily eliminate the problem. Instead, it helps the patient to think and be able to perform their normal day to day functions.
The medicine should be taken as per the instructions of the doctor. This means that the patient should not make any adjustments on the dosage. Before surgery, the patient should also tell the surgeon so that the surgery does not interfere with.
Always keep the blister pack in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. It is also advisable to take the drug and allow it to dissolve in the mouth before swallowing. As it dissolves, you need to ensure that you keep swallowing it.
It is advisable for one to start with the 5mg tablets per day before or after meals with plenty of water. It is even much better if the patient takes it in the evening when he/she is about to retire to bed. This should go on for one month. During this period, the doctor should be monitoring your progress and make informed decisions on whether to improve the treatment or not. As the condition progresses, he/she can take the 10mg form.
Donecept Side Effects
Patients that are using this drug may experience cases of hives, shortness of breath and swelling of lips and tongue. It is advisable to discontinue the use if you experience extreme cases of bloody stools, coughing up blood, difficulty while urinating and seizures.
Only patients that are not allergic to it may continue to use it. This means that any sensitive reaction is an indication that the drug is working as it should.
Medical history of asthmatic attacks and heart rhythm disorders should not go unreported. This is because the medicine may ignite these chronic attacks.
Since it is considered as a strong drug, pregnant women should not take it without prescription. It is known to be harmful to the unborn child. Those who are trying to conceive should also avoid it since it tends to interfere with the hormonal balance of the body.
Donepezil medication is not intended for use in children under the age of 18
Since it tends to cause drowsiness, the person should not operate machinery nor drive under the influence.