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Donepezil

[ Generic Medicines for Alzheimer Treatment ]

Donepezil is an active ingredient, which is the hydrochloride salt of a piperidine derivative with neurocognitive-enhancing activity. It reversibly inhibits acetylcholinesterase so as to block the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It increases its activity. It may also improve neurocognitive function in Alzheimer's disease and reduces the sedation associated with the opioid treatment of cancer pain. The active component improves neurocognitive function in people who have received radiation therapy for primary brain tumors or brain metastases.

Class of Drugs – An enzyme blocker

Molecular Formula – C24H29NO3

Molecular Weight - 379.5 g/mol

Working: The medicine is approved for the treatment of confusion i.e. dementia related to Alzheimer's disease. It does not cure the condition of Alzheimer's, but it improves memory, awareness, and the ability to function. It is an enzyme blocker that restores the balance of natural substances like neurotransmitters in the brain.

Uses: This given medication Donepezil is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, which is used for therapy of Alzheimer's disease. It is associated with a minimal rate of serum enzyme elevations during therapy. It also acts as a centrally acting reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. The main therapeutic use of this medicine is in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease where it is used to increase cortical acetylcholine.

Popular Brands and Dosages: The given medicine Donepezil is used to treat conditions like Alzheimer's Disease. It is available in popular brands like:

  • Aricept: 5 mg,10 mg, and 23 mg

Consult the doctor before taking this medication.