Donecept (Donepezil Hydrochloride)
What is Donecept (Donepezil Hydrochloride) used for?
Donecept (Donepezil Hydrochloride) is used as a treatment for dementia and confusion caused by Alzheimer's disease. This drug will not cure Alzheimer's disease, however it may help to improve the patient's ability to perform daily tasks, while also improving social interaction, memory and the ability to speak, and may also help to slow down the loss of these functions in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
How should I use Donecept (Donepezil Hydrochloride)?
Patients taking Donecept (Donepezil Hydrochloride) should follow the directions provided to them by their physician. This medication is sometimes taken once per day, just before going to bed. Your physician may prescribe a low dose for you to begin with, which may be increased after 4 to 6 weeks. You should continue to take this medication unless your physician tells you not to.
What are the side effects of Donecept (Donepezil Hydrochloride)?
Some side effects of Donecept (Donepezil Hydrochloride) include:
You should consult your physician if you experience any more serious side effects while taking this medication, such as fever, seizures or back pain.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Donecept (Donepezil Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.