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What is Namenda?
Namenda (Memantine) is a drug, which is used for reduction of chemicals in brain that are believed to worsen the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The medication doesn’t cure Alzheimer’s disease, but it helps people with this condition to improve their memory and ability to perform daily actions.
What are the indications for using Namenda?
Namenda is proved to be effective in supportive treatment of:
- Alzheimer's disease – a disease, which affects parts of the brain responsible for control over language, thoughts and memory. Namenda works by blocking out the influence of certain chemicals, such as glutamate, which is thought to be linked to development of this condition.
The dosage of Namenda should always be taken according to prescriptions of your health care specialist and it depends on your medical history and severity of the condition. The average initial dose of Namenda for an adult is 5 mg daily. The period of treatment may require certain adjustments of the dosage in order to achieve the best results. Namenda should be taken with plenty of water independently of meals. The drug comes in capsules and oral solution. Do not crush or chew the capsules, because the medication is intended to be released slowly.
What are the contraindications for using Namenda?
You should inform your medical advisor if you’re taking any other drugs, because a combination of certain chemicals can lead to dangerous interactions. Moreover, tell your health care specialist about your medical history, particularly any allergies, problems with kidney, infections of the urinary tract or epilepsy. It is not expected that Namenda will be dangerous for an unborn baby, but you should still inform your medical advisor if you are pregnant.
What are the adverse effects of Namenda?
Besides allergic reactions, there are some mild adverse effects, which may occur during the treatment using Namenda. If you notice the symptoms of allergic reaction to Namenda, such as difficulties breathing, itching, rash or any type of swelling in the body, do not hesitate to get medical help. Some people get common adverse effects, which include confusion, constipation, weakness, dizziness and headaches, but if you notice any worsening of your condition, consult your medical advisor immediately. Blurred vision, slow or fast heartbeat, rapid weight loss or gain, are among less common adverse effects of Namenda.