Aricept (Donepezil Hydrochloride) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Aricept
Aricept or donepezil hydrochloride is a drug used to cure mild, moderate and severe dementia that is seen in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s. You can buy Aricept if given direction by your doctor as it improves the health of nerve cells by preventing the deterioration of acetylcholine chemical present in your brain. People suffering from Alzheimer’s usually have low levels of acetylcholine that affects their thinking, reasoning and memory. Different patients who buy Aricept experience different results. Some people may experience tangible benefits while in other cases this drug may not prevent the worsening of disease.
Side Effects for Aricept
When a person starts taking Aricept, he/she may commonly experience nausea, stomach upset, insomnia, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle cramps, and loss of appetite. These symptoms commonly disappear after a week or so, but if the problem persists, you should contact the doctor. In rare cases, patients may suffer from erratic heartbeat and even faint. This problem can be seen if the person is suffering from heart defects. Aricept usage also increases the chances of stomach bleeding and ulcers.
Before you buy Aricept, inform the doctor about all the herbal, over the counter medication, prescription as well as non-prescription drugs you are using as they can possibly interact negatively with this medicine. Inform the doctor if the patient is suffering from any heart problem, especially sick sinus syndrome. Also inform the physician about any lung problems, asthma, stomach ulcers, difficulty in urination, an enlarged prostate, or kidney problems before they prescribe Aricept. In addition, tell your doctor if you are suffering from obstructive pulmonary disease, seizure disorder, or epilepsy. Pregnant women, those planning to conceive, and those who are breastfeeding should not take Aricept.
Aricept 5mg, Aricept 10mg and Aricept 23mg tablets are available in contracted pharmacies. Aricept 5mg or Aricept 10mg is usually given to a patient who has mild to moderate symptoms of Alzheimer’s, while Aricept 23 mg is advised for patients showing severe signs of Alzheimer’s. You should take only the prescribed dosage of Aricept or donepezil hydrochloride once a day. Doctors generally recommend taking this medication at bedtime. You can take this medicine on an empty stomach or with food. You should swallow the whole tablet of Aricept 23mg with a tall glass of water. Aricept 5mg and Aricept 10mg can be placed on your tongue since this medicine dissolves quickly. Swallow the tablet and then drink a full glass of water. Never crush or chew it. If a patient misses a dose, then he/she should take the next dose as per the schedule. In case of an overdose, the patient must be taken immediately to the emergency room.
Aricept, when taken with NSAID, pain relievers, or fever reducers can increase the chances of stomach ulcers and intestinal bleeding. Before starting with this medication, inform your doctor about all the prescription and herbal medications you are using. In addition, inform your doctor if you are using Dicyclomine, Scopolamine, Atropine, Clidinium, Dexamethasone, Hyoscyamine, Mepenzolate, Methantheline, Carbamazepine, Methscopolamine, Phenobarbital, Propantheline, Quinidine, Rifampin, Phenytoin, Belladonna, Glycopyrrolate, or antifungals/antibiotics as these medications can interact negatively with Aricept.
Aricept is a cholinesterase inhibitor. Its function is to step up the levels of a substance called, acetylcholine in the brain. This in turn helps to alleviate symptoms associated with dementia in patients with Alzheimer disease.
Benefits of Aricept (Donepezil)
Recent clinical trials suggest that Aricept when taken once a day showed consistent benefits including cognition, activities and behavioral symptoms. This improvement has been observed despite the advancement of the Alzheimer disease.
What do we offer?
Customers can buy Aricept through our online prescription service at affordable and cheap rates. We stock both branded and generic formulations of this drug and the dosage available for Donepezil is 5mg and 10mg; and may be ordered in multiple quantities.
Precautions and Side Effects
Aricept should not be taken if the patient is allergic to any of its ingredients. Moreover; certain drugs may interfere with its activity and it is therefore vital to apprise your doctor of any current medications that you may be taking. Common or likely side effects of Donepezil may include diarrhea, dizziness, insomnia, weight loss, muscle cramps, fatigue, vomiting, abnormal dreams.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.