Donepezil is generally used in treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in Parkinson's disease It should be used in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
Loss of appetite
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Donepezil, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Donepezil is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It makes the condition better by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) involved in transmmissi. This improves memory and thinking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Donepezil hydrochloride/ what is Donepezil hydrochloride used for/ what does Donepezil hydrochloride do? Donepezil hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and is used to treat the symptoms of dementia (which includes increasing memory loss, confusion and behavioral changes) in people diagnosed as having mild and moderately severe Alzheimer's disease
Q. Does Donepezil Hcl work? Donepezil hydrochloride does work, but its effectiveness can be different based on individual response.
You have been prescribed Donepezil to slow the progression of alzheimer's disease and treat dementia in parkinson's disease.It does not cure alzheimer's, but may help with brain function and doing daily activities.Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.It may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Donepezil.Monitor your body weight regularly as both Donepezil and alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Donepezil affects you.Inform your doctor if you develop muscle tremors, especially if you have parkinson’s disease.
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