The main active component is Donepezil, which is the hydrochloride salt of a piperidine derivative with neurocognitive-enhancing activity. It reversibly inhibits acetylcholinesterase, blocking the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and, consequently, increasing its activity. This component may improve neurocognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease, lower sedation related to the opioid treatment of cancer pain, and improve neurocognitive function in people who have received treatment for primary brain tumors or brain metastases.
Given medication is intended to treat confusion related to Alzheimer’s disease. It does not cure Alzheimer’s disease, but it might improve memory, awareness, and the ability to function. This drug is an enzyme blocker that acts by restoring the balance of natural substances in the brain.
This is an oral medication taken once daily. Aricept restricts the breakdown of acetylcholine, a brain chemical that helps nerve cells communicate with one another. It is part of a class of drugs known as cholinesterase inhibitors.
This given medicine is a cholinesterase inhibitor in dosages as given below:
- 5 mg: This medicine is to be taken with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually once daily just before bedtime
- 10 mg: It is advisable to consume once a day as prescribed by the doctor
- 23 mg: This tablet shall be consumed once a day exactly as prescribed by the doctor
This medicine is not a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It just controls the symptoms of this condition.
What is Aricept?
Aricept is used to treat mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer’s disease, also called dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.
How does Aricept work?
Aricept is an oral medication taken once daily to restrict the breakdown of acetylcholine, which is a brain chemical helping nerve cells communicate with one another. It is a class of drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors.
How to take Aricept?
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist carefully.
How much to take Aricept?
The usual starting dose for Aricept is one 5 mg tablet each day. After 1-month, the doctor shall assess the response and might increase the dosage to one Aricept 10 mg tablet each day.
When to consume Aricept?
Take medicine every night just before you go to bed. Taking it at the same time each day shall have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take it.
What things are to be avoided while consuming Aricept?
Do not take this medicine to treat any other complaints unless your doctor says to. Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you. Do not stop taking your medicine or change the dosage without checking with your doctor.