Donepezil is used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. It should be used in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease.
Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) involved in transmmission of nerve signals. This improves memory and thinking.
SIDE EFFECTS :
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Weight loss
- Accidental injury.