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Cognidep 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Alteus Biogenics Pvt.Ltd
Medicine composition: Donepezil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Cognidep 5 MG Tablet, a cholinesterase inhibitor, is used to treat a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, communicate, think clearly, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality in people who have Alzheimer's disease. It improves mental function by increasing the amount of certain chemicals in the brain. However, it does not cure Alzheimer’s disease completely. Possible side effects of this medicine include loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, gastrointestinal upset, vomiting, diarrhoea or muscle cramping.

Certain conditions may require you to be extra careful while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you have these conditions :

  • Pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • Are taking any other prescribed or over the counter medicines.
  • Are allergic to medicines, foods, or other substances.
  • A history of certain heart problems, stomach or bowel problems, liver or kidney problems, lung or breathing problems, muscle problems, low thyroid hormone levels, or urinary blockage.
  • Brain lesions or tumours, a recent head injury, or a history of seizures
  • Have Parkinson disease or metabolism problems

Cognidep 5 MG Tablet comes as a tablet and an orally disintegrating tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food, in the evening just before bedtime. Your doctor may prescribe to you a low dose initially to decrease the risk of side effects and gradually increase your dose after 4 to 6 weeks. Your doctor may increase your dose again 3 or more months later. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.
  • Alzheimer's Disease

    Cognidep 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease which is a progressive brain disorder characterized by memory loss and difficulty in thinking.
  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Cognidep 5 MG Tablet.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 7 to 8 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The time taken to reach peak concentration is 3 to 4 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    It is not known whether this medicine is excreted in breast milk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cognidep 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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Cognidep 5 MG Tablet is cholinesterase inhibitors. It works by increasing the cholinergic function by increasing the concentration of acetylcholine through reversible inhibition of its hydrolysis by acetylcholinesterase.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Bradycardia

    This medicine is not recommended in patients with existing heart disease. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Lung Disease

    This medicine is not recommended in patients with lung disorders like asthma or COPD. Inform the doctor if you have any symptoms of breathing difficulty. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Carvedilol

    These medicines may lower the heart rate and blood pressure if taken together. Inform the doctor if you are receiving antihypertensives like carvedilol, metoprolol, and nifedipine. Any symptoms of dizziness, irregular heartbeat should be informed to the doctor. Dose adjustment or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Oxcarbazepine

    Inform the doctor if you are receiving oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine as these medicines will decrease the effect of Cognidep 5 MG Tablet. Any symptoms of worsening of the condition should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

    Tramadol

    These medicines may increase the risk of seizures if taken together. The risk is more in the elderly population with the history of head injury or seizures. Any symptoms of seizures should be informed to the doctor. The dose of either of the medicines should be adjusted based on the clinical condition.
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