Aricept is a tool that helps to maintain intellectual abilities, memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Active Ingredient Donepezil. It prevents the destruction of nerve cells by the calcium ions, preventing their excessive stimulation. Treatment Aricept improves the nutrition and respiration of the brain, it protects tissues from damage when oxygen deficiency, stimulates mental activity. Also, under its action improves blood flow to the brain. Subjectively, the patient’s normal mood, clearer and aktiviziruyutsya consciousness, removed spasms of skeletal muscles.
- Dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease.
Form release drug – tablets containing 10 mg of active ingredient. This is the standard maintenance dose. Manual of the drug reports that begin treatment with a dose of 5 mg per day. The increase in the number of the tool is carried out every week, raising it to 5 mg to achieve the desired effect on health. The maximum daily dose is 20 mg.
- Severe liver disease;
- Pregnancy and lactation;
- Treatment of minor patients.
Since the effect of the drug targets in the nervous system – from its side, can occur and unwanted symptoms.
In particular, it is possible:
- Excessive agitation, irritability, psychosis;
- Coordination disorder;
- Dizziness and headaches;
- Hallucinations and confusion.
Also, if Aricept research revealed side effects such as:
- The formation of blood clots;
- The increase in pressure;
- The development of infections.
Reviews about Aricept.
Although this drug is not recommended for the treatment of children in the discussions of child development disorders often can be found reviews about drug. It is administered, for example, when expression of autistic traits and other anomalies of personal maturation.
And here are the results of the use of Aricept is extremely individual. As with other nootropics. For example, there is a lovely, very inspiring story:
– For us, Aricept was a miracle. During the first training tantrums, began to dispute the lessons, new words and skills. We have taken and will continue to take this medicine!
– We have no negative reactions to Aricept. But the positive traits I see every day more and more.
Also, you can find out about these effects:
– While we took Aricept – was a clear improvement. But then “rolled back” so that I regret now about the treatment: the aggression, injurious, lost skills. In General, began today and the terrible aggravation that can’t adjust anything.
Unfortunately, there are many patients that Aricept not only did not help, even temporarily, but also brought a worsening of the state:
– I have a feeling that my kid just put the experiment. I didn’t want to give him Aricept, which is for the feeble-minded old people, but the doctor persuaded. As a result, we got worse!
– I understand that all individually, but would still predict the effects in advance, not on the experience of their own sick child?!
The latter question expresses the tragedy of the situation. Parents of children with disabilities or children, relatives of people affected by Alzheimer’s, and so we suffer. The new medication they have hope… But, alas, it can not be justified.
And it does not depend on the doctor, the quality of the drug. Aricept is often called the best that has been invented today to help people with intellectual disabilities. But to see how its effect will be beneficial, still, you can only empirically.