Admenta 7 Mg Tablet Xr 3
Memantine is a drug used to treat dementia (moderate to severe) associated with Alzheimer's disease.
How does the drug work?
Memantine acts by lowering down the chemicals in the brain which are associated with Alzheimer's disease. It blocks the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-receptors in the brain, thus, improving the signal transmission through the nerves to the brain.
What are the common side effect?
The common memantine side effects include diarrhea, dizziness, and headache.
• Do not take Admenta tablet if an allergic reaction has been experienced to memantine hydrochloride when used earlier.
• Admenta should be taken under the supervision of a doctor by patients with a history of epileptic seizures, heart attack, heart failure, and uncontrolled hypertension.
• Do not take drugs such as amantadine, ketamine, dextromethorphan along with the Admenta. Before taking any other drugs along with the Admenta, inform a doctor to avoid unwanted effects due to the interactions between the drugs.
• People with kidney diseases and infections of the urinary tract may need a lower dose of the medicine.
• This medicine is not for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age.
• Pregnant women should take the medicine with a doctor’s advice to ensure safety of the newborn. Breastfeeding women may either withhold the drug or feeding based on the risk.
• Take the exact memantine dosage as prescribed by the doctor. Taking higher than the prescribed dose can lead to unwanted effects and increases the risk of experiencing Admenta side effects.
• Read the instructions given on the label of Admenta to know the memantine USES and side effects for a safe use.
1. Should I inform my doctor that I have changed my diet to a strict vegetarian diet while taking the memantine medication? Yes. You need to inform your doctor that you have shifted from a normal diet to a strict vegetarian diet. This is because you may need dose adjustment.
2. What is the dose of memantine for Alzheimer’s disease treatment? The normal dose of memantine for the treatment of memory problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease is initially 5 mg per day. This is increased to 10 mg twice daily during the maintenance period.
3. Can I drive while using memantine? It is better not to drive due to the possibility of memantine side effects which can impair alertness.
4. What happens with an overdose of memantine drug? You will be more likely to have increased symptoms with an overdose of memantine which needs immediate doctor’s consultation.
5. Is it common to have seizures with memantine? No. It is a rare side effect of memantine.