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What should I know about Namenda (Memantine)

Memantine sold under the brand name Namenda, is used to deal with modest to extreme Alzheimer's disease. It does not treat Alzheimer's disease, yet it may enhance memory, awareness, as well as the ability to carry out daily functions. It acts by obstructing the action of a certain natural substance in the brain (glutamate) that is believed to be connected to signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's illness. You ought to take Memantine exactly as it was prescribed for you. amenda can be taken regardless of consuming food.Never crush, chew, break, or open up an extended-release capsule. Ingest it whole. Making swallowing simpler, you may open the extended-release pill as well as sprinkle the medication right into a spoonful of applesauce. Ingest right away without eating.Never save the combination for later take. Pour fluid medicine (oral solution) with the application syringe offered, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medication mug.You must not mix the oral solution with other fluids. Stop consuming Memantine as well as tell your medical professional at once in case you have any one of these significant side results: cough, upper body rigidity, fever, difficulty breathing; breast discomfort, rapid heart rate; distraction, hallucinations; unexpected insensitivity or weakness, especially on one side of the body; absence of coordination; collapsing or seizure (convulsions); urinating much less compared to common or not.

How to order Namenda online

Getting Memantine online with our pharmacy solution is convenient and also very quick. Nevertheless you must take your treatment with a great care. When you decide to buy Memantine, you need to discuss this with a doctor. Any self-medication together with unsuitable medication can injure you significantly.

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Uses

Generic Namenda is used to treat moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

How to take

Generic Namenda can be taken intact or may be opened, sprinkled on applesauce, and then swallowed. The entire contents of each Generic Namenda should be consumed.

Except when opened and sprinkled on applesauce, as described above, Generic Namenda should be swallowed whole. The capsules should not be divided, chewed, or crushed.

It is important to use Generic Namenda regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

Side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Generic Namenda and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • cough, chest tightness, fever, trouble breathing;
  • chest pain, fast heart rate;
  • confusion, hallucinations;
  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • lack of coordination;
  • fainting or seizure (convulsions);
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or
  • increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure).
  • Less serious side effects may include:
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite;
  • dizziness, tired feeling;
  • weight loss;
  • swelling in your hands or feet;
  • fast heart rate;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • joint pain;
  • anxiety, aggression;
  • skin rash;
  • redness or swelling of or around your eyes; or
  • urinating more than usual.


This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

Precautions

Do not use Generic Namenda if you are allergic to memantine.

Before using Generic Namenda, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

  • epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
  • cataracts;
  • liver disease;
  • kidney disease; or
  • a bladder or kidney infection.

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this product.

Drug interactions

Before taking Generic Namenda, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:

  • cimetidine (Tagamet);
  • nicotine (Commit, Habitrol, Nicoderm, Nicotrol, Nicorette);
  • ranitidine (Zantac);
  • quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinadex, Quinaglute);
  • sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer, baking soda antacid home remedy);
  • antiviral medication such as Generic Symmetrel (Symmetrel) or rimantadine (Flumadine);
  • cold or cough medicine that contains dextromethorphan;
  • a diuretic (water pill) such as hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor, Vasoretic, Zestoretic) or triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide);
  • medicine to treat glaucoma, such as Generic Diamox (Diamox), dichlorphenamide (Daranide), or methazolamide (Neptazane, MZM, Glauctabs); or
  • an oral diabetes medicine that contains metformin (such as Fortamet, Glucophage, Actoplus Met, Avanda met, Metaglip, Glucovance).


This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Generic Namenda.

Missed dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Storage

Store Generic Namenda at room temperature away from moisture and heat.