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||BRAND NAME : Aricept
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Donepezil/HCL
Aricept Appetite Suppressants -
Aricept is one of the few drugs that can provide some relief from the symptoms of early Alzheimer's disease. ( Cognex, Exelon, and Reminyl are others.) Alzheimer's disease causes physical changes in the brain that disrupt the flow of information and interfere with memory, thinking, and behavior. Aricept can temporarily improve brain function in some Alzheimer's sufferers, although it does not halt the progress of the underlying disease.
Adults : the usual starting dose is 5 mg once a day at bedtime for at least 4 to 6 weeks. Do not increase the dose during this period unless directed. The doctor may then change the dosage to 10 mg once a day if response to the drug warrants it.
Children : the safety and effectiveness of Aricept have not been established in children.
Aricept Contraindications :
There are two reasons to avoid Aricept: an allergic reaction to the drug itself, or an allergy to the group of antihistamines that includes Claritin, Allegra, Atarax, Periactin, and Optimine.
If Aricept is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor
Aricept Side Effects:
Side effects of Aricept are more likely with higher doses. The most common are diarrhea, fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, nausea, and vomiting. When one of these effects occurs, it is usually mild and gets better as treatment continues.
Symptoms of Aricept overdose include : Collapse, convulsions, extreme muscle weakness (possibly ending in death if breathing muscles are affected), low blood pressure, nausea, salivation, slowed heart rate, sweating, vomiting
Aricept Missed dose:
Make Aricept up as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one that was missed and go back to the regular schedule. Never double the dose.
Store Aricept at room temperature.
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