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Aricept or the generic form Donepezil can be prescribed to treat dementia in cases relating to alzheimer's disease. Donepezil blocks enzyme's to restore the natural balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. While Donepezil is not a cure for alzheirmer's disease it can increase the memory capacity and awareness allowing the patient to function better.
Take Aricept orally with or without food once a day. Make sure you do not break apart the tablets, crush or chew them as it will increase the potential of side effects.
It may take several weeks before you are able to feel the full effect of Aricpet. It is important that you take it regularly and do not stop unless instructed by doctor. There could be cases where you have been instructed to start at a low dose and work your way up to a optimal dose. Follow the doctors directions explicitly to ensure a safe and effective treatment.
Some ingredients may have the potential to induce an allergic reaction. Before taking Aricept speak with your doctor about know allergies. Disclose any medications and supplements you are taking to avoid any interactions with Aricept.
Speak with your doctor about prior medical conditions or if you have had a history of asthma, fainting, seizures, stomach disease or trouble urinating before taking Aricept.
You may feel dizzy at times while taking Aricept. Avoid alcohol and cannabis as it can exasperate the dizzying effects. Additionally you may speak with your doctor regarding the acceptable limits of these substances while taking Aricept.
There is a risk of irregular heart beat (QT prolongation) while taking Aricept. Speak with your doctor if you have a history heart problems.
Some side can include:
feeling unwell (malaise), appetite loss, weight loss, sleep problems (insomnia), muscle cramps, tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, shakiness (tremor), itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
Speak with your doctor if any side effects become too severe while using Aricept. Your doctor or pharmacist may be able to help you manage these side effects.
Q: How should I store Aricept?
A: This should be stored at room temperature away from children and pets. Never dispose this medication in wastewater. If you are unsure of how to safely dispose unwanted or expired medications speak with your local pharmacist for disposal options.
Q: What if I miss a dose?
A: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your missed does is close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the scheduled dose to avoid double dosing.
Q: Can I use this while pregnant or breast feeding?
A: You should avoid use of Aricept while pregnant, however, you should consult your doctor to discuss the risk involved. There is not enough medical data to know if the medication can pass into the breast milk of the nursing mother. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before using this medication while breast feeding.
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