DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet 10's

What is DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet used for?

DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet is used to treat mild-to-moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. It is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor that reduces the breakdown of a compound called acetylcholine in the brain. This, in turn, improves cognitive processes of thinking, learning and memory, as well as patient function in Alzheimer's disease.

How to take DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet?

The dosage of DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are sweating, convulsions, vomiting, severe nausea, slow heartbeat, and muscle weakness.

What are the drugs that interact with DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet?

  • Atropine
  • Carbamazepine
  • Clidinium
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dicyclomine
  • Glycopyrrolate
  • Hyoscyamine
  • Mepenzolate
  • Methantheline
  • Methscopolamine
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Propantheline
  • Quinidine
  • Rifampin

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet can interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and fungal antibiotics.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet?

Like other medicines, DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet can cause side effects such as :

  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Drowsiness

Some of the serious side effects of this drug are :

  • Black stools
  • Convulsions
  • Depression
  • Vision problems
  • Slow/irregular heartbeat

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet.

What should you tell your doctor before taking DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet?

Before using DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet, inform your doctor if you have asthma, low blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, and stomach disease. It is also important to let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. As this drug may cause dizziness, caution needs to be exercised while driving or operating heavy machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages while using DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet?

Is it possible for me to take DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet?
What are the possible drug interactions of DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet?
How will DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet work in my body?
How should DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet be taken?
How to reduce the risk of DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet drug interactions and side effects?

Before using DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet, inform your doctor if you have asthma, low blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, and stomach disease. It is also important to let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. As this drug may cause dizziness, caution needs to be exercised while driving or operating heavy machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages while using DOPEZIL 5mg Tablet.

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