Namenda Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Memantine
MEMANTINE (Namenda®) helps treat the symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. It is not a cure for Alzheimer's disease but offers improvement in memory, attention, reason, language, and the ability to perform simple tasks. Namenda blocks excess activity of a substance in the brain called glutamate. Blocking glutamate may reduce the symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease.
The recommended dosage is 10 milligrams twice a day. The doctor will start treatment at 5 milligrams once a day for 7 days, and then gradually increase the dose by 5 milligrams every 7 days, up to a maximum total daily dose of 20 milligrams.
Uses of Namenda
Side Effects of Namenda
If you are taking this medication, then discuss the side effects with your doctor. If you feel any change in intensity, then you should tell your doctor. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Namenda. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Namenda:
Drug Interaction :-
If you are taking certain drugs with Namenda, then it may decreased, increased or altered the effects of Namenda medicine. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Namenda with the following:
When you are taking Namenda, and you feel that overdose is suspected then contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of an Namenda overdose may include:-
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