Donecept 5 Tablet is use 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 5 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
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 increase.
Usually, the side effects will slowly go away as your body gets used to the Donecept 5 Tablet.
If they are severe or will not go away, you should contact your doctor.
Before using Donecept 5 Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy, or asthma. It may also affect, or be affect 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 take if it is advised.
USES OF DONECEPT TABLET
BENEFITS OF DONECEPT TABLET
In Alzheimer’s disease
In people with Alzheimer’s disease, certain nerve cells die in the brain.
This results in lower levels of a chemical called acetylcholine which helps nerve cells to communicate with each other.
This leads to symptoms of dementia such as memory loss, confusion, disorientation, problems with speech and language, and personality changes.
Donecept 5 Tablet increases the amount of acetylcholine and helps brain cells to communicate.
It can, therefore, improve some of the symptoms such as memory, awareness, and the ability to carry out daily functions for a time.
However, it is not a cure. You should use the medicine exactly as prescribed. It can take several weeks for your symptoms to improve; so keep using the medicine even if you do not think it is working.
SIDE EFFECTS OF DONECEPT TABLET
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Donecept
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Muscle cramp
- Weight loss
HOW TO USE DONECEPT TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Donecept 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW DONECEPT TABLET WORKS
Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Donecept 5 Tablet is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) involved in transmmission of nerve signals. This improves memory and thinking.