Getting the most from your treatment
- It can take a few weeks before you feel the full benefit of Elzer. Continue to take your doses every day until you are told otherwise by your doctor. Medicines for dementia are usually continued for as long as they are thought to be having a worthwhile effect on symptoms.
- Your doctor will want to check your progress every few weeks to make sure that you are getting benefit from the treatment. Always try to keep these regular doctor's appointments.
- Your doctor is likely to advise you not to drink alcohol while you are on this medicine. Drinking alcohol with Elzer can reduce its effectiveness.
- If you are having an operation or dental treatment, tell the person carrying out the treatment that you are taking Elzer. This is particularly important if you are going to need a general anaesthetic.
- If you buy or take any 'over-the-counter' medicines, always check with a pharmacist that they are safe to take with your prescribed medicines. Some medicines can interfere with the way Elzer works.
Supplied as round tablets containing either 5 mg or 10 mg of Elzer hydrochloride.
The 5 mg orally disintegrating tablets are white. The strength, in mg (5), is debossed on one side and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.
5 mg (White) Unit Dose Blister Package 30 (10x3) (NDC# 62856-831-30)
The 10 mg orally disintegrating tablets are yellow. The strength, in mg (10), is debossed on one side and ARICEPT is debossed on the other side.
10 mg (Yellow) Unit Dose Blister Package 30 (10x3) (NDC# 62856-832-30)
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Elzer?
Side effects associated with use of Elzer, include the following:
Postmarketing side effects of Elzer reported include:
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
What are the side effects of Elzer?
The most common side effects associated with Elzer are:
Other important side effects include:
There are no data on the presence of Elzer or its metabolites in human milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or on milk production.
The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother's clinical need for ARICEPT and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant from ARICEPT or from the underlying maternal condition.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Elzer if you are allergic to Elzer or certain other drugs. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any medicines.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
a heart rhythm disorder;
asthma or other breathing disorder;
liver or kidney disease;
trouble swallowing tablets.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
By Don Wall | Medically Reviewed by Sherry Brooks, MD
Latest Update: 2014-10-27 Copyright © 2014 Everyday Health Media, LLC
Elzer is not recommended for patients with known hypersensitivity to Elzer hydrochloride or piperidine derivatives.