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Aricept - Do you need to be weaned from taking donepezil?

Posted 11 Aug 2011 by agita47 1 answer

Having several side effects, weight loss, loss of appetite, diarrhea, depression, muscle cramps, etc.

Donepezil - Are there any adverse effects of discontinuing aricept abruptly?

Posted 4 Aug 2010 by bkrajca 1 answer

If the medication is stopped, will there be any serious effect if it is done abruptly as opposed to tapering it off?

Can donepezil 5 mg cause nightmares?

Posted 9 Apr 2011 by cobramom484 4 answers

My 95 year old mother-in-law has just started taking Donepezil 5mg.She has only taken 3 doses and has had nightmares for two of those nights. Is this a side effect and if so, how long can she expect these dreams to continue?

Can donepezil 5 / 10mg tablets be crushed?

Posted 5 Nov 2013 by mmap310 1 answer

Some PI do not address this , some state do not crush , why the insconsistancy ? Film coated tablet

Is there any "danger" in taking 10 mg. of donepezil TWICE a day ?

Posted 25 Aug 2014 by AZhusband 1 answer

My wife started with 5 mg. for several months, then up to 10mg. for about the last 6 months. Now the doctor has increased it to 10mg. twice a day. Typical or not often done??

Donepezil and Slow Heart rate issue?

Posted 23 Sep 2010 by searchlight 1 answer

... Several weeks ago, my mother was hospitalized with Bronchial Pneumonia, and while there, the doctor announced that she had a slow heart rate, and stopped the Aricept. Today, I brought her back to her Neurologist, discussed what has been happening with my mother, and mentioned that the GP had ...

Aricept - How long has Donepezil been available to people in the United States/?

Posted 27 Oct 2010 by noelssong 1 answer

My drug ins tells me I have to pay for Aricept because the Donepezil is not avail now although my doctor wrote a prescription for it back in April... Edna

Hi do you know the medicinal category for the following this combination drug "Memantine-Donepezil"?

Posted 22 Jul 2010 by arunsheddy 1 answer

I want to know about "Memantine-Donepezil" combination drugs are used for this below category or not ? Anti epilepsy & Anti convulsant Please suggests me...

Donepezil - Is Donepzil used to treat the effects of brain surgery? How might it help the patient?

Posted 14 Sep 2011 by Candy88 1 answer

... recover memory? How long might one expect to wait to see some improvement in memory and cognition? Can one expect better results at the higher doseage of 23 mgs. as opposed to 5 mgs.?Thanks for the feedback. No dx of Alzheimer's, just resection of inflamed area surrounding the hypothalmus.

Can donepezil cause any permanent irreversible damage to the eyes. Thank you?

Posted 6 Mar 2012 by quis77 1 answer

Should dad (hydrocephalus) continue donepezil even if it causes blurred vision or will dmg b permant?My dad had hydrocephalus and as a result has memory problems. His optic nerve has also been damaged as per the ophthalmologist due to the hydrocephalus or the many brain surgeries he had. However, I ...

Aricept - My Mom just started taking Donepezil 6 days ago. She has been feeling naucious ever?

Posted 12 Apr 2013 by Encyclopedia 1 answer

... since - bad enough that she has not participated in her normal activities. I understand nausea can be a side affect. Can we expect it to go away with continued use or should she stop taking the drug?

After taking donepezil 10 mg 4 days I stared having nightmares each night. I awake scared, exhauste?

Posted 31 Dec 2013 by SIMON ESTROFF 1 answer

I never had nightmares before. The medicine was prescribed by neurologist as a possible benefit for short term memory loss as a result of a stroke. I do not have dementia or Alzheimers. I have never had these types of nightmares before this past 4 days.

Is it a all natural substitute for donepezil?

Posted 12 Jun 2014 by almos 1 answer

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