Donamem 5 (Donepezil 5 mg/Memantine 5 mg)
DONAMEM 5 (Donepezil 5 mg Memantine 5 mg) is the FIRST AND ONLY treatment for moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease that combines 2 proven medicines, Memantine HCl extended release and donepezil HCl, in a single, once-a-day capsule. DONAMEM 5 is approved for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease in patients who are currently taking and can continue to take certain doses of both Memant.
Donepezil (5 Mg)
Donamem 5 is used to treat the symptoms of dementia (which includes increasing memory loss, confusion and behavioral changes) in people diagnosed as having mild and moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease.
> How it works
Donamem 5 belongs to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. Donepezil increases the levels of a substance (acetylcholine) in the brain involved in memory function by slowing down the breakdown of acetylcholine.
> Common side effects
Vomiting, Nausea, Nervousness, Irritation, Frequent urge to urinate, Abnormal urination, Joint pain, Behavioual changes, Central nervous system depression, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Hallucination, Dizziness, Headache, Itching, Loss of appetite, Muscle cramp, Weight loss.
Memantine (10 Mg)
Memantine is used in adult patients to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease (disorder that causes mental confusion and forgetfulness).
How it works
Donamem 5 belongs to the group of medicines called psychoanaleptics. It acts by modulating the effects of increased levels of chemical substance in the brain called glutamate, and thus decreasing abnormal activity in the brain.
Common side effects
Vomiting, Nausea, Aggression, Back pain, Central nervous system depression, Confusion, Cough, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Headache, Weight gain, Constipation, Diarrhoea.
Expert Advice For Donamem 5
> Do not take Donamem 5, if you are allergic to donepezil hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
> Avoid using Donamem 5, if you are breastfeeding.
> Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: stomach or duodenal ulcers; seizures (fits) or convulsions; heart condition (irregular or very slow heart beat); asthma or other long term lung disease; liver problems or hepatitis; urine or mild kidney disease.
> Do not use Donamem 5, if you are pregnant.
> Donepezil hydrochloride is not intended for use in children and adolescents younger than 18 years.
> Donepezil hydrochloride should not be taken with alcohol because alcohol may change its effect.
> Do not drive or operate machinery.
Frequently Asked Quiestions For Dnamem
Q. What is donepezil hydrochloride/ what is donepezil hydrochloride used for/ what does donepezil hydrochloride do?
Donamem 5 belongs to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and is used to treat the symptoms of dementia (which includes increasing memory loss, confusion and behavioral changes) in people diagnosed as having mild and moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease.
Q. Does donepezil Hcl work?
Donamem 5 does work, but its effectiveness can be different based on individual response.
Q. Is memantine available in the US/Canada?
Yes, memantine is available in the US/Canada.
Q. Is memantine a cholinesterase inhibitor/antipsychotic drug/anticholinergic?
Donamem 5 belongs to the group of medicines called psychoanaleptics. It is not a cholinesterase inhibitor/antipsychotic drug/anticholinergic.
Q. Is memantine a controlled substance?
No, memantine is not a controlled substance.
Q. Does memantine increase acetylcholine?
No, it does not increase acetylcholine.
Q. Does memantine cause drowsiness/make you sleepy?
Yes, memantine cause drowsiness or sleepiness. Always consult your doctor if the symptoms are severe.
Q. Does memantine come in liquid form?
Yes, Donamem 5 is available in liquid form as oral solution.
Q. Does memantine increase dopamine?
Concurrent use of memantine and dopamine may increase the dopamine level in the blood. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q. Does memantine help vascular dementia?
Memantine may help in vascular dementia. Patient should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. How does Donamem 5 work in the body?
It works by modulating the effects of increased levels of chemical substance in the brain called glutamate, and thus decreasing abnormal activity in the brain.