Side effects of donazepil?

Med side effect. The most common side effect that pt's complain about with donazepil is GI upset like nausea. Several of my pt's have decreased the nausea by taking it with food at night.

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What side effects are associated with Aricept (donepezil)?

Various dep on dose. Common reactions include: nausea, diarrhea, headache, insomnia, dizziness, muscle cramps, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, and weight loss. Less common but serious reactions can occur in some individuals, including: AV block, slowed heart rate, fainting, seizures, and GI bleeding. If you are taking or considering taking this medication, consult with your doctor and discuss your concerns. Read more...

Is donepezil HCl 5 mg is addicting or has any side effects?

Donepezil. Donapezil is a medication used to help with cognition in alzheimer's disease. It is not addicting. The main side effects are GI ones: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, constipation, etc. Some can have dizziness, headache, and fatigue too. Read more...

What are the side effects from taking Aricept (donepezil) if you donot have dementia?

GI side effects. Aricept's main side effect is loss of appetite, nausea and resultant weight loss though it is less than other drugs in its class like exelon (rivastigmine). Actually significant number of patients loose weight with Exelon (rivastigmine) and at one time i suspected it might be a good drug to help with weight loss in normal people. Read more...
I don't know as. Aricept (donepezil) is only indicated in dementia, so that is the only time I use it. In general, unnecessary medications cause the "normal" side effects, but cannot help with any other problem. Read more...

Can Aricept (donepezil) help memory loss side effects of medications?

Anti-cholinergics. Numerous drugs in medicine affect a chemical called acetylcholine, and this effect can result in memory loss, especially in the elderly. Aricept, (donepezil) which is now generic, helps increase the level of acetylcholine, and may mitigate these adverse effects. Read more...

The dr. Just put my mom on the medicine called donepezil. What are common side effects?

Alzheimer's. Donepezil is indicated for alzheimer's disease, and can have many potential side effects, including nausea and vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, fainting, heart complications such as abnormal rhythms and slowing of heart beat, rarely stomach ulcers. However, usually quite well tolerated and safe. Read more...

Mother in law has been taken off aricept (donepezil). She is 93, what side effects should we expect?

Alzheimer's . Aricept (donepezil) is a cholinesterase inhibitor used to help the memory impairment in patients with alzheimer's. Side effects include diarrhea, and bradycardia. This is the reason many times we elect to stop tis medication, specially in late stages when mainly supportive care is recommended. The progression of the disease will continue with or without the medication. Some notice a slightly faster decline. Read more...

Should someone stop Aricept (donepezil) and nemenda if they can still walk but not talk? No side effects, but could it contribute to mobility?

Med v. Disease. If you feel that the medicines are causing his deficit in talking or moving i guess you may stop them gradually. My feeling is that everything is due to his dementia even his lack of mobility and lack of conversation. Read more...
It depends. Not talking is not the same as not thinking or reacting to their environment. It is unlikely that stopping the two meds will adversely effect the persons ability to walk. Stopping them may, though, make them less "with it" in some sense. You could try for 2-3 weeks and compare and restart if you loose some efficacy you deem worth the price of the meds. Read more...
Meds for cognition. Aricept and Namenda (memantine) have been studied in patients with various types of dementia (alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, etc.). Studies mostly assessed their effects on thinking, but they were also found to help activities of daily living and behavior. Therefore even if the patient can't talk, the medications could still be helping. Talk to the patient's md before stopping. Read more...
Individualize. There are three different scenario. One may be no difference while taking medications. One may be worsening of symptoms when stopping them. Or one may be improving symptoms when stopping them. The key factor is to control behavior and to maintain functional activity but not cognitive. Read more...