Donepezil is an Alzheimers Disease Medication that is the only once-a-day drug for Alzheimer's. Donepezil has helped people with Alzheimer's keep their memory longer. Donepezil helped with: Memory and thinking,Everyday activities, Improving behavior.
Donepezil comes in 2 different strengths (5 mg and 10 mg). Both of these strenghts of Donepezil are proven to work well. The doctor may suggest 5 mg, once a day, for the first 4 to 6 weeks of treatment. Once the person you care for adjusts to the medicine, the doctor may increase the dose of Donepezil to 10 mg once a day.
Donepezil Alzheimers Disease Medication is indicated for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Donepezil Alzheimers Disease Medication is well tolerated, but may not be for everyone. Some people may experience Donepezil side effects like nausea, diarrhea, not sleeping well, vomiting, muscle cramps, feeling very tired, or not wanting to eat. Additional Donepezil side effects that occurred include: abrasions, feeling very weak, upset stomach, headache, joint pain, dizziness, accidental injury, and urinary tract infection. In studies, Donepezil side effects were usually mild and went away over time. Some people taking Donepezil may experience Donepezil side effects like fainting. People at risk for ulcers should tell their doctors because their condition may get worse. Individual responses to Donepezil can be different - people may get better, stay the same, or not get better.