Aricept medicine is belong to the group of drugs called as cholinesterase inhibitors. This medication is used to treat symptoms in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. In the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease there is a progressive degeneration of nerve cells, particularly of the cells that make acetylcholine, a chemical thought to be important for learning and memory.

The main function of this medicine is that it improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. Aricept medicine works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine. People suffering from dementia usually have lower level of chemical that is required or important for the process of thinking, reasoning and memory. This medication is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. This medicine is used for other medical conditions as prescribed by the doctor. This medication is an enzyme blocker that works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.

Precaution before taking
Aricept medicine
1) Do not use Aricept medicine if you are allergic to this medicine or to its ingredient.
People suffering from heart rhythm disorder, a history of stomach ulcers, an enlarged prostate or urination problems, epilepsy or other seizure disorder and asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease should not use Aricept medicine.
3) Pregnant and breastfeeding mother should not use this medicine without doctor recommendation as use of this medicine by pregnant and breastfeeding mother may harm the health of unborn baby or nursed child.
4) If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are taking Aricept.

Aricept is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. For better result take this medicine as prescibed by the doctor. This medication should not be taken in larger amount as, take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. You need to inform your doctor if you need to have any type of surgery before taking Aricept medication. Take this medicine with a full glass of water with or without food or milk. Do not swallow the tablet whole. Allow it to dissolve in your mouth without chewing. Swallow several times as the tablet dissolves. After the tablet dissolves completely, drink a glass of water.

Aricept medicine also have common to serious side effect. Some serious side effect are black, bloody, tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit, painful or difficult urination and seizure, if you observe any sign of above mentioned side effect you should immediately consult your doctor. Common side effect of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, tired feeding and sleeping problem.

You should take this medicine as prescribe by the doctor for better use. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. If in case you miss your dose take this medicine as soon as you remember, but if it the time of next dose then avoid the missed dose and continue with the dose schedule. You should also inform your doctor or health care professionals if you are taking any prescription, non prescription and herbal medicine before taking Aricept medicine to avoid any drug interaction. Keep all medicine at dry place away from light, heat and moisture. Keep all medicines away from the reach of the children and pet.

Aricept is available in form of tablet or an orally disintegrating tablet form. The initial dosage recommended for this medicine is 5 mg a day. If this medicine is easily accepted by the patient body after 4 to 6 weeks then the dosage of the medicine may be increased to 10 mg a day. You should take the dose of the medicine as it is recommended by your health care professional or doctor.

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