Namenda is used in the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer type of dementia.
It works by preventing activity of glutamate in the brain which may reduce symptoms of Alzheimer. It does not cure the Alzheimer disease.
It is available in the capsule (extended release form), tablet and solution form and only with your doctor’s prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before using Namenda, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.
There are no adequate studies done which prove Memantine’s harmful effects in children. It is not expected to cause different effects than adults. However, safety and efficacy have not been established.
This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problem than it does in younger adults. However, it should be used with caution.
It is a category B drug. It is safe to use in pregnancy.
Memantine is not known if it can pass into breast milk or not. If you are using it while nursing, discuss the potential risks with your doctor.
Memantine may interact with other drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicines which you are taking. He may want to change the dosage or drug. Some of them are listed below:
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