Generic Name - Donepezil
Category - Alzheimer
Generic for Aricept* is indicated to provide relief from early symptoms in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease. When someone has Alzheimer's disease, the brain chemical known as Acetylcholine is produced in small amounts. This chemical transmits messages between brain cells (a neurotransmitter).Normally, there is a repeated cycle in the brain in which Acetylcholine is made, transmits messages and broken down by a special enzyme.Generic for Aricept* aims to prevent the last part of this cycle so that acetylcholine is not broken and there is more acetylcholine available in the brain to carry messages between the brain cells.
Generic for Aricept* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Aricept* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or piperidine derivatives or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Aricept* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Heart rhythm problem
Regular use of anti-inflammatory medications.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Aricept*.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking :
Drugs with anti-cholinergic properties
Generic for Aricept* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericAricept*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Aricept* for hypertension is 10 or 20 milligrams taken once a day. For adults over age 65, the usual starting dose is 10 milligrams.
Generic for Aricept* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Aricept* side Effects include abnormal dreams, arthritis, bruising, depression, dizziness, fainting, frequent urination, headache, pain, sleepiness and weight loss.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Aricept*.
Generic for Aricept* and Pregnancy
It is not established whether Generic for Aricept* is harmful to the fetus. Request for medical advice before use.
Generic for Aricept* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether donepezil is secreted into breast milk or if breast-feeding while taking Generic for Aricept* is safe for the nursing infant.
Generic for Aricept* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Aricept* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Aricept*and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Aricept* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Aricept* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.