Medicinal Products

DONEPEZIL PFIZER 10 mg

Generic drug of Aricept
Therapeutic Class: Neurology-Psychiatry
Active ingredients: Donepezil
laboratory: Eisai

Coated tablet
Box of 28
All forms

Indication

Donépézil PFIZER is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer's disease in its mild to moderately severe forms.

Dosage DONEPEZIL PFIZER 10 mg Film-coated tablet Box of 28

Adults - Elderly

Treatment should be started at a dose of 5 mg daily (single dose). DONEZEPIL PFIZER should be given orally in the evening before bedtime. The dosage of 5 mg / day, will be maintained for at least 1 month, the time required to evaluate the first clinical responses to treatment and achievement of steady state plasma concentrations. Depending on the clinical results observed after 1 month of treatment at a dose of 5 mg / day, the dose of DONEZEPIL PFIZER may be increased to 10 mg / day (once daily). The maximum recommended daily dosage is 10 mg. Dosages above 10 mg / day have not been studied in clinical studies.

Treatment should be initiated and supervised by a physician experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease. The diagnosis will be made in accordance with the criteria in force (eg DSM IV, ICD 10). Donepezil treatment should only be initiated in the presence of a family member who can regularly check that the patient is taking the medicine. Maintenance treatment can be continued as long as the benefit exists for the patient. As a result, the clinical benefit must be reevaluated on a regular basis. The individual response to treatment is not predictable.

Upon discontinuation of treatment, a gradual reduction of the beneficial effects produced by donepezil was observed.

Renal and hepatic insufficiency

In patients with renal insufficiency, the donepezil hydrochloride clearance is not changed, so dose adjustment is not required.

In mild to moderate hepatic impairment, due to a possible increase in donepezil exposure (see section 5.2 ), the dose increase should be adjusted according to the individual tolerance of the product. There are no data in patients with severe hepatic impairment.

Child and teenagers

The use of DONEPEZIL PFIZER is not recommended in children and adolescents.

Against indications

DONEPEZIL PFIZER is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to donepezil hydrochloride, piperidine derivatives or any of the excipients of the product.

Adverse effects Donepezil Pfizer

The most commonly observed side effects were diarrhea, muscle cramps, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and insomnia.

Adverse reactions that have been reported more than once are categorized below by organ system and frequency as defined below: very common (≥ 1/10), common (≥ 1/100, <1/10) ), infrequent (≥ 1/1000, <1/100), rare (≥ 1/10 000, <1/1000), very rare (<1/10 000), and indeterminate frequency can not be estimated on the available data base).

System Organ

Very frequent

frequent

Uncommon

few

infections

Cold.

Metabolism and nutrition

Anorexia.

Psychiatry

Hallucinations **.

** agitation.

Aggressiveness**.

Abnormal dreams and nightmares **.

The nervous system

Syncope*.

* Seizures.

Extra-pyramidal symptoms.

Dizziness.

Insomnia.

cardiac

bradycardia

Sino-auricular block.

Atrioventricular block.

Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea.

Vomiting.

Gastrointestinal bleeding.

Nausea.

Abdominal disorders.

Gastric and duodenal ulcer.

Hepatobiliary

Hepatic involvement including hepatitis ***.

Skin and dander

Rash.

Pruritus.

Musculoskeletal

Muscle cramps.

Urogenital

Urinary incontinence.

generals

Headache.

Tired.

Pain.

Biological examination

Slight increase in serum creatinine muscle kinase levels.

Trauma and poisoning

Accident.

* When examining patients who have experienced syncope or convulsion, the possibility of heart block or prolonged sinus pause should be considered (see Warnings and Precautions ).

** Reported cases of hallucinations, agitation and aggression, abnormal dreams, nightmares have decreased with dose reduction or cessation of treatment.

*** In cases of hepatitis of unknown etiology, discontinuation of DONEPEZIL PFIZER should be considered.

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