Aricept or Donepezil is an oral medicine that is used to treat Alzheimer's disease. This medication is related with the class of medicines known as cholinesterase inhibitors. Aricept enhances the level of acetylcholine in the brain. It effectively acts by stopping the action of acetylcholinesterase, the compound that generally breaks it down. This slows the breakdown of acetylcholine that is released from remaining undamaged nerve cells in the brain. They are necessary for the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. You should not use this medicine if you have allergy from Aricept or Donepezil and any of its elements. You need to discuss your medical condition to your doctor first. You should not give this medicine to someone who also has same signs, it may be very risky for him to use this drug without the recommendation of the doctor.
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You must stay away from the overdose of it. Take the dosage according to the instruction of the doctor. If overdose is taken by you just call to your doctor immediately or else it may cause a harsh problem for you.
People may find the side effects like painful or difficult urination, seizure, loss of hunger, feeling tired, diarrhea, insomnia, muscle pain, vomiting. If you face any kind of side effect, you must consult your doctor instantly.
Aricept may have some side effects while using it with some other medicines so you should tell your doctor about the medicines that you are already using or used in past. You should not give this medicine to someone else that also has same signs of problems otherwise it can be harmful for that person to use it without the permission of the doctor.