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What is Donepezil?
Donepezil hydrochloride USP is a reversible inhibitor of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, known chemically as 2, 3-Dihydro-5, 6-dimethoxy-2-[[1-(phenylmethyl)-4-piperidinyl]methyl]-1H-inden-1-one hydrochloride. Donepezil hydrochloride USP is commonly referred to in the pharmacological literature as E2020. It has an empirical formula of CHNOHCl and a molecular weight of 415.96. Donepezil hydrochloride USP is a white to off white crystalline powder and is soluble in water, methanol and chloroform and sparingly soluble in acetic acid.
Donepezil hydrochloride USP is available for oral administration in film-coated tablets containing 5 and 10 mg of donepezil hydrochloride USP.Inactive ingredients in 5 mg and 10 mg tablets are corn starch, hydroxypropyl cellulose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate and microcrystalline cellulose. The film coating contains hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, talc and titanium dioxide. Additionally, the 10 mg tablet contains yellow iron oxide as a coloring agent.Meets Organic Impurities Test Procedure 2
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What are the available doses of Donepezil?
•Tablets: 5 mg and 10 mg ()
What should I talk to my health care provider before I take Donepezil?
Pregnancy: Based on animal data, donepezil hydrochloride may cause fetal harm ().See 17 for PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION and FDA- approved patient labelling.
How should I use Donepezil?
Donepezil hydrochloride tablet, USP is indicated for the treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Efficacy has been demonstrated in patients with mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer's disease.
The recommended starting dosage of donepezil hydrochloride tablet is 5 mg administered once per day in the evening, just prior to retiring. The maximum recommended dosage of donepezil hydrochloride tablet in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease is 10 mg per day. A dose of 10 mg should not be administered until patients have been on a daily dose of 5 mg for 4 to 6 weeks.
What interacts with Donepezil?
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What are the warnings of Donepezil?
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What are the precautions of Donepezil?
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What are the side effects of Donepezil?
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What should I look out for while using Donepezil?
Donepezil hydrochloride tablet is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to donepezil hydrochloride or to piperidine derivatives.
What might happen if I take too much Donepezil?
Because strategies for the management of overdose are continually evolving, it is advisable to contact a Poison Control Center to determine the latest recommendations for the management of an overdose of any drug.
As in any case of overdose, general supportive measures should be utilized. Overdosage with cholinesterase inhibitors can result in cholinergic crisis characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, salivation, sweating, bradycardia, hypotension, respiratory depression, collapse and convulsions. Increasing muscle weakness is a possibility and may result in death if respiratory muscles are involved. Tertiary anticholinergics such as atropine may be used as an antidote for donepezil hydrochloride overdosage. Intravenous atropine sulfate titrated to effect is recommended: an initial dose of 1 to 2 mg IV with subsequent doses based upon clinical response. A typical responses in blood pressure and heart rate have been reported with other cholinomimetics when co-administered with quaternary anticholinergics such as glycopyrrolate. It is not known whether donepezil hydrochloride and/or its metabolites can be removed by dialysis (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or hemofiltration). Dose-related signs of toxicity in animals included reduced spontaneous movement, prone position, staggering gait, lacrimation, clonic convulsions, depressed respiration, salivation, miosis, tremors, fasciculation and lower body surface temperature.
How should I store and handle Donepezil?
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Current theories on the pathogenesis of the cognitive signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease attribute some of them to a deficiency of cholinergic neurotransmission. Donepezil hydrochloride is postulated to exert its therapeutic effect by enhancing cholinergic function. This is accomplished by increasing the concentration of acetylcholine through reversible inhibition of its hydrolysis by acetylcholinesterase. There is no evidence that donepezil alters the course of the underlying dementing process.
Non-Clinical ToxicologyDonepezil hydrochloride tablet is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to donepezil hydrochloride or to piperidine derivatives.
Drug interaction studies with mycophenolate mofetil have been conducted with acyclovir, antacids, cholestyramine, cyclosporine, ganciclovir, oral contraceptives, sevelamer, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, norfloxacin, and metronidazole. Drug interaction studies have not been conducted with other drugs that may be commonly administered to renal, cardiac or hepatic transplant patients. Mycophenolate mofetil has not been administered concomitantly with azathioprine.
Donepezil hydrochloride, as a cholinesterase inhibitor, is likely to exaggerate succinylcholine-type muscle relaxation during anesthesia.
The following serious adverse reactions are described below and elsewhere in the labeling: • Cardiovascular Conditions • Nausea and Vomiting • Peptic Ulcer Disease and GI Bleeding • Genitourinary Conditions • Neurological Conditions: Seizures • Pulmonary Conditions
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