Alzil SR 23 mg Tablet

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Alzil SR 23 mg Tablet

Alzil-SR 23 Tablet is used to treat mild to moderate dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive illness that gradually affects memory and thinking. It does not cure this illness but may help improve memory, awareness, and other symptoms.

Your doctor will explain how to take Alzil-SR 23 Tablet. You may take it with food, preferably at night before going to bed. Follow the instructions carefully to get the most benefit. The dose may change from time to time to suit your individual needs. It can take up to a few weeks for symptoms to improve so keep taking your medicine regularly. You should not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue, and weight loss (anorexia). Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated. You may have side effects more often when you start your treatment or when your dose is increased. Usually, the side effects will slowly go away as your body gets used to the Alzil-SR 23 Tablet. If they are severe or will not go away, you should contact your doctor.

Before using Alzil-SR 23 Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy, or asthma. It may also affect, or be affected by, some other drugs you are using so let your doctor know what these are to be safe. During pregnancy, this medicine should only be taken if it is advised. Read more: Alzil SR 23


In Alzheimer’s disease

In people with Alzheimer’s disease, certain nerve cells die in the brain. This results in lower levels of a chemical called acetylcholine which helps nerve cells to communicate with each other. This leads to symptoms of dementia such as memory loss, confusion, disorientation, problems with speech and language, and personality changes. Alzil-SR 23 Tablet increases the amount of acetylcholine and helps brain cells to communicate. It can, therefore, improve some of the symptoms such as memory, awareness, and the ability to carry out daily functions for a time. However, it is not a cure. You should use the medicine exactly as prescribed. It can take several weeks for your symptoms to improve; so keep using the medicine even if you do not think it is working.


Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alzil

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle cramp
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss


Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alzil-SR 23 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.


Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Alzil-SR 23 Tablet 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.


ALZIL SR 23MG contains donepezil which belongs to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors


ALZIL SR 23MG can help with mental function and with doing daily tasks
It is used to treat mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer?s disease



Talk to your doctor before taking ALZIL SR 23MG, if you:

Are allergic to any of the ingredients in Donepezil or to medicines that contain piperidines
Have any heart problems including problems with irregular, slow, or fast heartbeats
Suffer from asthma or lung problems
Suffer from a seizure
Have stomach ulcers
Have difficulty in passing urine
Have liver or kidney problems
Have trouble swallowing tablets
Have or had surgery or dental surgery


It is not known if ALZIL SR 23MG can harm an unborn baby
ALZIL SR 23MG is not for women who are breast-feeding. It is not known if ALZIL SR 23MG passes into breast milk
Consult your doctor for advice if you are pregnant or breast feeding or planning to become pregnant


ALZIL SR 23MG has not been approved as a treatment for any medical condition in children


ALZIL SR 23MG medicine can cause tiredness, dizziness and muscle cramp. If you experience any of these affects you must not drive or operate machinery


Tell the doctor about all the medicines the patient takes, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

ALZIL SR 23MG and other medicines may affect each other. Be particularly sure to tell the doctor if the patient takes

Medicines used for anesthesia
Aspirin or medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)


Take ALZIL SR 23MG exactly as prescribed by the doctor
Do not stop ALZIL SR 23MG or change the dose yourself
Take ALZIL SR 23MG one time each day
It can be taken with or without food

If you take more ALZIL SR 23MG

If the patient takes too much ALZIL SR 23MG at one time, call the doctor go to the emergency room right away

If you forget to take ALZIL SR 23MG

If you miss giving the patient a dose of ALZIL SR 23MG, just wait. Give only the next dose at the usual time. Do not give 2 doses at the same time. If ALZIL SR 23MG is missed for 7 days or more, talk with the doctor before starting again

If you stop taking ALZIL SR 23MG

Do not stop taking ALZIL SR 23MG unless your doctor advice to do so


Store ALZIL SR 23MG at room temperature (15-25°C)
Keep this medicine out of reach of children
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning



    You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking ALZIL SR 23MG TABLET. Alcohol intake, along with ALZIL SR 23MG TABLET, can worsen the symptoms of dementia.

  • Safety Warning


    ALZIL SR 23MG TABLET can only be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the unborn baby.

  • Safety Warning


    It is not known if ALZIL SR 23MG TABLET passes into breast milk or not. Breast-feeding women should ask their doctor before using this medication.


Q. Why is Alzil-SR 23 Tablet taken at night?

Alzil-SR 23 Tablet is recommended to be taken before going to bed to reduce gastrointestinal side effects or nausea, which is commonly seen in some patients in the first few weeks of treatment.

Q. Do the gastrointestinal side effects due to Alzil-SR 23 Tablet persist for a long time?

Gastrointestinal side effects may appear during the first few weeks of treatment with Alzil-SR 23 Tablet. This can be minimized by taking Alzil-SR 23 Tablet at bedtime and with food. Generally, these side effects are mild and disappear within a few weeks with continued treatment.

Q. How long does it take for Alzil-SR 23 Tablet to start working?

Within the first month of treatment with Alzil-SR 23 Tablet, you may experience improvement in thinking and remembering (cognitive effect). However, it may take about 12 weeks to see the full benefits.

Q. When should Alzil-SR 23 Tablet be stopped?

Do not stop Alzil-SR 23 Tablet without consulting your doctor. This medicine only helps to control your condition but does not cure it. Therefore, it may take several weeks to show benefits, so do not be discouraged if you do not see an improvement straight away. But, in case your condition starts worsening and you feel that it is no longer helping you, then you should consult a doctor before stopping it.

Q. For how long does Alzil-SR 23 Tablet stay in your system?

Alzil-SR 23 Tablet gets removed from the body very slowly. It takes about two weeks or more for Alzil-SR 23 Tablet to be completely removed from the system.

Q. Does Alzil-SR 23 Tablet cause depression?

No, Alzil-SR 23 Tablet does not cause depression. If you are experiencing symptoms, then it could be due to existing Alzheimer’s disease.

Q. What if I take more than the prescribed dose of Alzil-SR 23 Tablet?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Alzil-SR 23 Tablet may cause vomiting, increased sweating or saliva production, slow heartbeat, dizziness, difficulty in breathing, seizures or fits, weakness, and inability to control your bowel motions or passing of urine (incontinence). You should seek immediate help from a doctor or emergency service of a nearby hospital.

Q. I have been taking indomethacin for arthritis. Can I take Alzil-SR 23 Tablet?

Alzil-SR 23 Tablet does not interfere with the working of indomethacin, but indomethacin individually increases the risk of stomach bleeding when taken for a long time. Therefore, if you experience any symptoms of stomach bleeding, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. Does Alzil-SR 23 Tablet cause hallucinations?

Hallucinations are a common side effect of Alzil-SR 23 Tablet, though not everyone is affected. Other common psychiatric side effects include agitation, aggressive behavior, nightmares, and abnormal dreams.

Q. Who should not take Alzil-SR 23 Tablet?

Alzil-SR 23 Tablet should not be taken by patients who have hypersensitivity to Alzil-SR 23 Tablet hydrochloride, piperidine derivatives, or to any active ingredients used in the medicine. Also, it should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary.

Q. Can it cause insomnia?

Yes, insomnia (sleeplessness) is a common side effect of Alzil-SR 23 Tablet. Dizziness and fainting can also be seen as common side effects. Though these side effects are common, they do not occur in everyone.


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