Donep-M Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. It helps to slow down the progression of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s by improving memory and thinking. It also increases the levels of a chemical messenger involved in the transmission of nerve signals.
Donep-M Tablet can be taken with or without food, but you may take it with food to avoid a stomach upset. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the blood. Do not skip any doses, but if you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better and do not stop taking it suddenly.
Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy or asthma. It may also affect, or be affected by, some other drugs you are using so let your doctor know what these are to be safe. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
BENEFITS OF DONEP-M TABLET
In Alzheimer’s disease
Donep-M Tablet improves learning, memory and information processing (cognitive function) in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. These problems in memory and thinking may start interfering with daily activities and worsen your condition. This medicine will help in managing Alzheimer’s disease effectively. It will make it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life. Do not stop taking it unless advised by the doctor. It can take several weeks for your symptoms to improve; so keep using the medicine even if you do not think it is working.
HOW TO USE DONEP-M TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Donep-M Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW DONEP-M TABLET WORKS
Donep-M Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Donepezil and Memantine which treat Alzheimer’s disease. Donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor while Memantine is an NMDA inhibitor. Together, they balance the levels of chemical messengers in the brain and help in the transmission of nerve signals.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Donep-M Tablet.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Donep-M Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Donep-M Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Donep-M Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Donep-M Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Donep-M Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Donep-M Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Donep-M Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction with drugs
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE DONEP-M TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Donep-M Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Donep-M
- Loss of appetite
- Bleeding under the skin
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Donep-M Tablet?
Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. What are the contraindications to the use of Donep-M Tablet?
Donep-M Tablet is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to Memantine, Donepezil or any of its constituents. Also, inform your doctor about all of patients medical history before using this medicine.
Q. What should I inform my doctor before using Donep-M Tablet?
Before taking Donep-M Tablet, tell the doctor about all of patient’s past and present medical conditions, including: problem in heart, lung, liver, kidney or bladder, seizures, stomach ulcers or any scheduled medical procedures. Also, inform your doctor about all the medicines patient takes.
Q. What if the patient takes more of Donep-M Tablet than recommended?
If the patient overdose on Donep-M Tablet, go to nearest medical emergency department or call your doctor immediately.
Q. Can the use of Donep-M Tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Donep-M Tablet can cause diarrhea. In case, the patient experience diarrhea, talk to the doctor. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.