FAQs ABOUT COGMENTIN 10
How and when should I take COGMENTIN 10?
COGMENTIN 10 is taken preferably after meals either in the morning or at night before going to bed. However, your doctor will decide the time of administration and number of doses to be taken per day based on your age, body weight and disease condition. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
What if I forget to take a dose of COGMENTIN 10?
If you forget to take a dose of COGMENTIN 10, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of COGMENTIN 10 to compensate a missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking COGMENTIN 10?
Before taking COGMENTIN 10, inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney, or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have bleeding in the stomach, asthma, or fits. Consult your doctor before taking COGMENTIN 10 if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding.
Can the use of COGMENTIN 10 cause headache?
Yes. COGMENTIN 10 may cause headache in some individuals. This side effect is unusually temporary and disappears as your body gets used to COGMENTIN 10. However, consult your doctor if they become uncontrollable to manage.
Can I stop taking COGMENTIN 10 once my symptoms subside?
Do not stop taking COGMENTIN 10 without consulting your doctor, as it may make your symptoms to reappear. If you feel that your symptoms subside after taking COGMENTIN 10, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor will access your health condition and gradually reduce the dose of COGMENTIN 10 before complete cessation.
Can COGMENTIN 10 cause vomiting?
Yes. COGMENTIN 10 may cause vomiting in some individuals. This side effect is unusually temporary and disappears as your body gets used to COGMENTIN 10. Meanwhile, get adequate rest. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid eating oil rich spicy foods. Stick to simple meals. However, consult your doctor if they become uncontrollable to manage.
What does COGMENTIN 10 do?
COGMENTIN 10 effectively controls the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by regulating the levels of certain chemical messengers (acetylcholine and glutamate) in the brain. It restores the balance between chemical messengers in the brain, regulates proper transmission of nerve signals and reduces the symptoms of Alzheimer’s type dementia.
Is it safe to take COGMENTIN 10?
Yes. COGMENTIN 10 is generally safe when taken at the doses prescribed by the physician. However, it may cause few minor side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weak muscle, headache, dizziness. These side effects are unusually temporary and disappears as your body gets used to COGMENTIN 10. However, consult your doctor if they become uncontrollable to manage.
Does COGMENTIN 10 improve cognition?
Yes. COGMENTIN 10 improves cognition in people suffering from mental illness like dementia. It controls the symptoms of dementia by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) in the brain which plays an important role in the functions of memory and cognition. As a result, it improves memory and reduce the unpleasant symptoms of dementia.
Can I take paracetamol along with COGMENTIN 10?
Avoid concomitant use of NSAIDS like paracetamol or ibuprofen while taking COGMENTIN 10, because it may increase the risk of bleeding. Consult your doctor for an alternative pain relief medicine.
Can COGMENTIN 10 be used in elderly patients?
Yes. COGMENTIN 10 should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it. Proper dose adjustment and careful monitoring are required in such patients.
Can COGMENTIN 10 cause diarrhea?
Yes. COGMENTIN 10 may cause diarrhea in some individuals. If you experience diarrhea, hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of fluids, such as water or fruit juices. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. Do not self-treat diarrhea on your own. Consult your doctor if your diarrhea becomes uncontrollable.