Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors Flashcards


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Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors

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Donepezil

Aricept

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Mechanism of Action: Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors

Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors inhibit centrally-active acetylcholinesterase preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine.

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FDA Indications: Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors

Dementia

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Adverse Effects: Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors

  • Insomnia
  • N/V/D
  • Tremors
  • Weight Loss
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Patient Counseling Tips

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Patients taking Donepezil should be advised that this medication can cause ________. Take this medication with food or at night.

Nausea

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Patients should be advised that dose of Donepezil is started low than increased to reduce the risk of __________,_______, and ______.

  • Falls
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
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Patients should be advised to take this medication in the ___________ if they experience sleep disturbances.

morning