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Donepezil in Parkinson's disease dementia: a randomized, double-blind efficacy and safety study. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Donepezil for dementia Aricept In this article About donepezil Before taking donepezil How to take donepezil Getting the most from your treatment Can donepezil cause problems? Disclaimer: This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. One way Alzheimer's disease harms the brain is by decreasing levels of a chemical messenger acetylcholine that's important for alertness, memory, thought and judgment. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Pfizer Inc. All rights reserved. Medications for memory loss. The subjects Arocept be observed at least more than 12 weeks after Aricept administration. Aricept, also known as Donezepil, does not slow down the progression of the disease in the brain, but it can slow down further decline in cognition, usually for around six months. Additional trials of donepezil in DLB are ongoing. My Ariccept feels very heavy I feel dizzy at times. If I take it during the day I feel slightly speedy and pressured but get a lot of things done. Initially, the small effect size of donepezil and other cholinesterase inhibitors created controversy about the cost-effectiveness of this therapy see Jul news story and extensive commentary. Donepezil should be used with caution in people with heart diseasecardiac conduction disturbances, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseasthmasevere cardiac arrhythmia and sick sinus syndrome. It is marketed by Eisai in collaboration with Pfizer. Mayo Clinic does not endorse any of the third party products and services advertised. Common side effects can include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. 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Common use

Aricept contains active ingredient donepezil hydrochloride which is an inhibitor of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase and hereby blocks disintegration of acetylcholine, which is responsible for the transfer of excitation in the central nervous system. Aricept slows progress of dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease.

Dosage and directions

Take it orally before nighttime. The recommended starting dose is 5 mg once daily during a month. The dose may be increased up to 10 mg a day. Do not swallow or chew the tablet whole, wait till its dissolves in your mouth. While it is dissolving you may swallow from time to time.


Notify your doctor if you have sick sinus syndrome, an enlarged prostate, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, enlarged prostate or urination problems, asthma, ulcers in duodenum or stomach, asthma, or a seizure disorder such as epilepsy. Let your doctor know if you currently take NSAIDs, other choline inhibitors, pregnant, plan to become pregnant or breastfeeding.


Aricept cannot be used in the patients with hypersensitivity to donepezil and to derivatives of piperidine.

Possible side effect

The most frequent adverse reactions include allergy symptoms (hives, rash, facial swelling), headache, dizziness, fatigue, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds, painful or difficult urination, seizure (black-out or convulsions).

Drug interaction

Inhibitors of cytochrome P450 (ketoconazole, quinidine, itraconazole, erythromycin, fluoxetine) increase, and its inducers (rifampin, phenytoin, carbamazepine, ethanol) reduce blood concentrations Aricept. The effect of Aricept can be unpredictably increased by cholinostimulators and weakened by choline inhibitors. Risk of adverse reactions increases when Aricept is used together with drugs for general anesthesia and NSAIDs.

Missed dose

Never take a double dose of this medication. If it is almost time of the next dose just skip the missed portion and continue to take the medicine according to the schedule.


Contact your doctor or seek immediate medical help if you experience these symptoms: severe nausea, vomiting, drooling, intensive sweating, feeling light-headed, slow heartbeat, sweating, blurred vision, fainting, or seizure (convulsions), myasthenia gravis, shallow breathing, muscle weakness.


Store at room temperature of 59-86 F (15-30 C) away from moisture and sunlight. Keep away from moisture (bathroom).


We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

How does Lasix work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Lasix is a diuretic agent. Lasix causes a short term diuresis. Lasix action mechanism is associated with the reabsorbtion block of chloride and sodium ions in the Henle's loop.Lasix works by increasing excretion of K+, Ca2+, Mg2+ out of the organism. Hypotensive effect of the medication is associated with increased elimination of sodium and water.

Which conditions are treated with Lasix?

Lasix is used for the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Edema syndrome in chronic cardiac failure(II - III stage)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Kidney diseases
  • Cerebral edema
  • Hypertensive crisis
  • Hypertension
  • High calcium blood level

What should a patient know before using Lasix?

The Lasix should not be used in cases of:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Severe renal failure
  • Acute liver failure
  • Ankylurethria
  • Acute glomerulonephritis
  • Hyperglycemic coma
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Arthragra
  • Decompensated mitral or aortal stenosis
  • Hypotension
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Pancreatitis
  • Digitalis intoxication

The drug should be used with caution in the following conditions:

  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Lasix include:

  • Cardiovascular system: hypotension, postural hypotension, collapse, tachycardia, arrhythmia, volume of blood circulation decrease.
  • Central nervous system: dizziness, headache, myasthenia, cramp in leg, paresthesia, apathy, adynamia, weakness, drowsiness,
  • Sense organs: vision and hearing disorders.
  • Gastrointestinal tract: appetite reduce, xerostomia, nausea, vomiting, constipations and diarrhea, pancreatitis.
  • Urinary system: oliguria, acute retention of urine, interstitial nephritis, erythrocyturia, decrease of sexual potency.
  • Allergic reactions: purpura, urticaria fever, exfoliative dermatitis, vasculitis, skin rash, shakes, fever.
  • Hematopoietic system: leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, anemotrophy.
  • Water-electrolyte balance: hypovolemia, anhydration, hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypomagnesemia, metabolic alkalosis.

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Lasix?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Immunodepresants
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Antimicrobial agents
  • Diuretics
  • Antineoplastics
  • Antimycotics
  • Antiulcer agents
  • Bronchodilating agents
  • Hypotensive preparations
  • Glucocorticosteroids
  • Cardiac glycosides

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient:

Lasix is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.