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Namenda (Definition)

Memantine is used to control symptoms of moderate to severe alzheimer's disease, and may help behavior, adl's, and confusion. It is modestly useful and is best employed in ...Read more


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Side effects of namenda?

Side effects of namenda?

Dizziness: The main side-effect (3%) compared to placebo in fda trials was dizziness. However a small percentage of demented patients may have varying symptoms including aggressiveness, apathy, depression. Behavioral changes happen within the first few weeks as a rule but are reversible with discontinuation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of stopping Aricept and namenda?

What are the side effects of stopping Aricept and namenda?

Worsening: Back to a baseline, significantly lower level of functioning is the most common phenomenon, which is seen by family/staff as a sudden worsening of the dementia (depending on the stage), it may consist of forgetting names, inability to execute simple tasks, not recognizing people/places, incontinence, etc. ...Read more

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I stopped taking namenda a few days ago because of confusion problems, how long do the effects last after stopping? I now take Donepezil 5mg

I stopped taking namenda a few days ago because of confusion problems, how long do the effects last after stopping? I now take Donepezil 5mg

Good change, I hope: The half-life of Namenda is no more than 80 hrs. This should mean that it will be unlikely to still have and effects in a week to 10 days. But your doctor or a pharmacist may explain it better. The new drug should not have that side effect, but watch it and discuss risks w/ the doctor too. Best wishes for good results! ...Read more

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How does namenda work?

How does namenda work?

Neurochemistry 101: Persistent activation of central nervous system nmda receptors by the excitatory Amino Acid glutamate has been hypothesized to contribute to the symptomatology of alzheimer’s disease. Namenda is postulated to exert its therapeutic effect through its action by blocking nmda receptors. Namenda is approved by the fda for the treatment of moderate to severe alzheimer's dementia. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: namenda?

Please describe the medication: namenda?

Alzheimer's: Indicated for moderate to severe alzheimer's dementia, and used best in combination with anticholinergic drugs. Seems to slow memory loss, improve behavior, especially agitation, and maybe very useful in nursing homes, where has been noted to improve tv watching. Actually very safe, but only modestly effective. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the drug namenda?

Can you tell me about the drug namenda?

Used for Alzheimer: It's used to treat the symptoms of alzheimer's disease. It works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. Can help people with alzheimer's disease to think more clearly and perform daily activities more easily, but it is not a cure and does not stop the progression of the disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: namenda?

What is the definition or description of: namenda?

For Alzheimer's: Memantine is used to control symptoms of moderate to severe alzheimer's disease, and may help behavior, adl's, and confusion. It is modestly useful and is best employed in combination with anti-cholinergic medicines. ...Read more

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I take Namenda 10mg once a day but have not noticed an improvement, just noticed that it has gotten worse. It has been a month, when does it kick in?

I take Namenda 10mg once a day but have not noticed an improvement, just noticed that it has gotten worse. It has been a month, when does it kick in?

Step-by-step: The mfg suggests a weekly step up over a month from once a day 5mg thru twice a day 10mg. So, your dose is only half that. Also, it is intended for Alzheimer's not vascular - so, it might not be the best for you depending on your condition. Your doctor is the best person to discuss this all with. It's follow-up to the prescribing. Best! ...Read more

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Withdrawal (Definition)

Symptoms upon abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of substances such as ...Read more