Yasnal (Donepezil)



Product Description:

Yasnal is brand name of drug called Donepezil and manufactured by Actoverco pharmaceutical factory under license of KRKA, Slovenia.

Yasnal (donepezil) is an Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor. Donepezil reversibly and noncompetitively inhibits centrally-active acetylcholinesterase, the enzyme responsible for hydrolysis of acetylcholine. This appears to result in increased concentrations of acetylcholine available for synaptic transmission in the central nervous system.

Product Introduction

Dosage form:

Film coated tablets 5, 10 mg

What is Yasnal (donepezil) used for?

  • It is used to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

Important notes before taking Yasnal (donepezil):

  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have an allergy to donepezil or any other part of this drug. 
  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

Important notes while taking Yasnal (donepezil):

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  •  This drug is not a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Stay under the care of your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

Yasnal (donepezil) side effects:

Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat;
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out;
  • Slow heartbeat;
  • A heartbeat that does not feel normal;
  • Trouble passing urine;
  • Seizures;
  • Heartburn;
  • Very bad belly pain;
  • Throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds;
  • Black, tarry, or bloody stools;
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up;
  • Trouble breathing that is new or worse.

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dizziness;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Upset stomach or throwing up;
  • Trouble sleeping;
  • Feeling tired or weak;
  • Muscle cramps;
  • Not hungry;
  • Weight loss;
  • Headache.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

If you miss 7 days of this drug, call your doctor to find out what to do.

How do I store and/or throw out this drug?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs.

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