The Brand Name ARICEP Has Generic Salt :: Donepezil
ARICEP Is From Company EISAI Priced :: Rs. 128.00/184.00
ARICEP have Donepezil is comes under Sub class Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders of Main Class Nervous System
Main Medicine Class:: Nervous System Sub Medicine Class :: Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders
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Indications for Drugs ::
Mild to moderately severe dementia in Alzheimer’s disease.
Drug Dose ::
Adult: PO Initial: 5 mg/day in the evening, up to 10 mg/day after 4-6 wk. The 5 mg (1 tab)/day dose should be maintained for at least one month in order to allow the earliest clinical responses to treatment to be assessed and to allow steady-state concentrations of donepezil hydrochloride to be achieved. Following a one-month clinical assessment of treatment at 5 mg/day, the dose can be increased to 10 mg/day (once-a-day dosing). Since food does not affect the rate or extent of absorption of donepezil, it can be administered with or without food. In case of renal & hepatic impairment: A similar dose schedule can be followed for patients with renal or mild to moderate hepatic impairment as clearance of donepezil hydrochloride is not affected by these conditions. In case of children: There are no adequate and well controlled trials in document to safety and efficacy of donepezil hydrochloride in any illness occurring in children. Donepezil is not recommended for use in children.
Drug Precautions ::
Caution when used in patients with sick sinus syndrome or cardiac conduction abnormalities. May increase secretion of gastric acid; caution when used in patients at risk of ulcer disease. Patients with COPD, asthma, history of epilepsy, bladder obstruction, prostatic hypertrophy. May cause dose-related diarrhoea, nausea and/or vomiting which usually resolves after 1-3 wk. Safety and efficacy have not been established in children. Pregnancy, lactation.
Drug Side Effects ::
Nausea, vomiting, anorexia, wt loss, diarrhoea, insomnia, fatigue, muscle cramps; headache and dizziness; syncope, bradycardia; convulsions; increased liver transaminases; sinoatrial and atrioventricular block; hallucinations, agitation and aggressive behavior; minor increases in plasma creatine kinase; potentially bladder outflow obstruction.
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Drug Mode of Action ::
Donepezil reversibly and noncompetitively inhibits centrally-active acetylcholinesterase. It is used for the symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Drug Interactions ::
May increase the neurotoxic effect of antipsychotics. Concurrent use with systemic corticosteroids may increase the adverse effects of donepezil. May increase the neuromuscular-blocking effect of succinylcholine. May increase the adverse effects of cholinergic agonists. May increase the bradycardic effect of ?-blockers.