Namenda Drug Description:
This medicine is used in the treatment of moderate to severe dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Store at room temperature in a cool, dry place, protect from heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets. How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have questions about the medicine’s amount and/or frequency, talk with your healthcare provider. Do not stop taking this medicine without checking with your health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Do not take other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your healthcare provider. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up unless advised by your health care provider. Contact your health care provider or pharmacist if more than one dose is missed.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to similar medications. Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, if you have impairment of heart, lung, liver and kidney functions. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
While using this medicine, use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Namenda may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or fainting. If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, or fainting, avoid these activities.
Most severe: Restlessness, psychosis, hallucinations, drowsiness, and loss of consciousness.Most common: Drowsiness, dizziness or fainting, increased blood pressure, headache, constipation, nausea or vomiting, confusion or hallucinations