Eranz

Eranz (Aricept), is a centrally acting reversible acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor. Its main therapeutic use is in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease where it is used to increase cortical acetylcholine. Eranz is postulated to exert its therapeutic effect by enhancing cholinergic function. This is accomplished by increasing the concentration of acetylcholine through reversible inhibition of its hydrolysis by acetylcholinesterase. If this proposed mechanism of action is correct, donepezil's effect may lessen as the disease process advances and fewer cholinergic neurons remain functionally intact. Eranz has been tested in other cognitive disorders including Lewy body dementia and Vascular dementia, but it is not currently approved for these indications. Eranz has also been studied in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, post-coronary bypass cognitive impairment, cognitive impairment associated with multiple sclerosis, and Down syndrome.

Eranz - Pharmacology:

Eranz's proposed mechanism of action involves the increase of the concentration of acetylcholine through reversible inhibition of its hydrolysis by acetylcholinesterase.

Eranz for patients

Patient Info
ARICEPT (donepezil HCl) is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimers disease.

ARICEPT (donepezil HCl) is well tolerated but may not be for everyone. Some people may experience nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue or loss of appetite. In studies, these side effects were usually mild and temporary. Some people taking ARICEPT (donepezil HCl) may experience fainting. People at risk for ulcers should tell their doctors because their condition may get worse.

Eranz Interactions

Drugs that inhibit or Induce CYP 2D6 and CYP 3A4 may affect the concentration on Aricept.

Eranz Contraindications

ARICEPT® is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to donepezil hydrochloride or to piperidine derivatives.

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Eranz see also Saw Palmetto

Brand Names containing Donepezil
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