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Namenda Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Namenda is known as glutaminergic agen. It is the first Alzheimer drug of this type approved in the United States. Memantine is classified as a N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist.

Namenda Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage is 5mg once a day. Your doctor may also increased your dosage to 10mgs twice a day.

Uses of Namenda

  • Namenda is used to treat moderate to severe confusion related to Alzheimer's disease.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Namenda

Before taken Namenda medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Namenda. Side effects may include:

  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Hallucinations
  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Namenda:

  • You should not be used Namenda if you have severe kidney impairment.
  • After taken this drug, you may feel dizzy. So you should not participate in any activities that require full alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • This medication should be used when clearly needed during pregnancy. You should also discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor while you are taking this medicine.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Namenda with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Namenda with the following:

  • Amantadine
  • Cimetadine
  • Glaucoma drugs such as Diamox and Neptazane
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Ketamine
  • Nicotine

After taken Namenda if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Namenda overdose include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Hallucinations
  • Psychosis
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness
  • Stupor

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