Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's
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Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's belongs to the group of medicines called 'anti-Alzheimer's drug', primarily indicated in the treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer’s disease. In Alzheimer's disease, the brain cells degenerate and die, which causes a gradual decline in behavioural and social skills and thinking ability (dementia), which affects a person's ability to function independently. The signs include confusion, increasing memory loss, and behavioural changes.
Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's contains Donepezil that falls in the category of drugs called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. This drug increases the levels of a substance (acetylcholine) in the brain, which is involved in improving memory functioning by slowing down the breakdown of acetylcholine (a substance that allows nerves to communicate and important for normal brain functioning).
Take Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's with or without a meal, every day as suggested by your doctor. A person taking Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's may experience some undesirable effects of this medicine like insomnia, diarrhoea, muscle cramps, vomiting, fatigue, weight loss, and nausea. This happens because the body is adjusting to the new medicine. If a person notices severe side effects of medicine like dizziness, constipation, drowsiness, fainting, frequent urination, headache, joint pain, mental depression, and pain, or if side effects do not go within a couple of days, then they need to consult with the doctor immediately.
A person cannot take Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's if they are hypersensitive to any of the components present in this medicine. A person facing medical conditions like a heart rhythm disorder, a stomach ulcer, urination problems, asthma or other breathing disorder, seizure, and liver or kidney disease need to tell their doctor before taking this medicine. A woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding needs to tell their doctor before taking this medicine. This medicine should be prescribed with caution in patients having a history of asthma or obstructive pulmonary disease.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Along with its desired effects, Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's may cause unpleasant effects. Although not all persons notice these side effects and even some side effects do not require medical attention. The common side effects of Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's include diarrhoea, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, nausea, trouble in sleeping, unusual tiredness or weakness, and vomiting. Check with the doctor as soon as possible if you notice any severe side effects or if these effects do not go with time.
A person should tell their doctor if they are taking any prescription or herbal medicine as certain medicines may weaken or strengthen the effects of Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's. A person should avoid the consumption of alcohol as it may reduce the effects of medication. A woman who is pregnant or breast-feeding should ask their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. Alzheimer’s disease may affect the ability to drive so a person must not perform any activity that needs mental alertness unless your doctor tells you that it is safe to do so.
You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's. Alcohol intake, along with Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's, can worsen the symptoms of dementia.
Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's can only be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the unborn baby.
It is not known if Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's passes into breast milk or not. Breast-feeding women should ask their doctor before using this medication.
Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's can cause an undesirable reaction in the body that can impair a person's thinking ability. One should avoid driving and do activities that require mental alertness.
Take Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's only after the doctor's prescription, especially if you are dealing with Liver diseases/conditions as your doctor may adjust the dose as required.
Take Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's after the recommendation of a doctor, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dosing strength needs to be adjusted by your doctor as required.
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No, you should not drive after taking Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's as Alzheimer’s disease already affects a person's ability to drive or operate machinery Also, this medicine causes in the body, so a person should perform these activities unless their doctor prescribes them to do so.
Apart from consuming less alcohol a person can eat and drink normally while taking this medicine.
Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's works by helping the nerve cells to communicate with each other by increasing the levels of acetylcholine in the brain. It stops the breakdown of acetylcholine in the brain which is an important substance that is responsible for nerve communication. By doing so it helps a person to cope up with dementia and to live a normal life.
Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's is not recommended for use in children and adolescents.
No, a person taking antibiotics (Rifampicin) is not allowed to take this medicine as it may cause serious drug interaction in the body and may weaken the effects of the medicine.
If a woman is pregnant or breast-feeding, then they need to ask with their doctor before taking this medicine. While Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's is not allowed to use in breastfeeding females.
Donjil-5mg Tablet 10's consists of lactose so if you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
You should immediately report to the doctor as an overdose of this medicine may make you sick, cause drooling, sweating, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, etc.
You should not stop taking the medicine unless told suggested by your doctor as it may make the benefits of your treatment will gradually fade away.
10 Tablet in 1 Strip