PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER Memantine hydrochloride 10 mg Film-coated Tablets Memantine hydrochloride 20 mg Film-coated Tablets Memantine hydrochloride Initiation Pack 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg Film-coated Tablets Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. What you need to know before you take Memantine hydrochloride 3. Memantine hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines called NMDA-receptor antagonists. If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. What Memantine hydrochloride is and what it is used for 2. The brain contains so-called N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-receptors that are involved in transmitting nerve signals important in learning and memory. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours. Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease is due to a disturbance of message signals in the brain. What Memantine hydrochloride is and what it is used for How does Memantine hydrochloride work Memantine hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-dementia medicines. Memantine hydrochloride acts on these NMDA-receptors improving the transmission of nerve signals and the memory. What is Memantine hydrochloride used for Memantine hydrochloride is used for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease. What you need to know before you take Memantine hydrochloride Do not take Memantine hydrochloride if you are allergic to memantine hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Memantine hydrochloride: if you have a history of epileptic seizures if you have recently experienced a myocardial infarction (heart attack), or if you are suffering from congestive heart failure or from an uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure). , including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking NAMENDA with certain other medicines may affect each other. Taking NAMENDA with other medicines can cause serious side effects. Especially tell your doctor if you take: These are not all the possible side effects of NAMENDA. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
The 10 mg film-coated tablets are white, capsule-shaped, biconvex film-coated tablets, 9.8 mm x 4.9 mm in size, with score line and the marking M 10 engraved on the scored side. Treatment should be initiated and supervised by a physician experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's dementia. Therapy should only be started if a caregiver is available who will regularly monitor the intake of the medicinal product by the patient. Diagnosis should be made according to current guidelines. The tolerance and dosing of memantine should be reassessed on a regular basis, preferably within three months after start of treatment. Thereafter, the clinical benefit of memantine and the patient's tolerance of treatment should be reassessed on a regular basis according to current clinical guidelines. Maintenance treatment can be continued for as long as a therapeutic benefit is favourable and the patient tolerates treatment with memantine. Discontinuation of memantine should be considered when evidence of a therapeutic effect is no longer present or if the patient does not tolerate treatment. Well, I never thought I’d say this, but it’s a great week to be a person with Type 1 diabetes. With all of the bad news surrounding the Type 2 drug Avandia (rosiglitazone), it’s a relief to know I don’t have to worry about it. I recommended you read my colleague Tara’s blog entry (“Type 2 Drug Avandia Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attacks”) for the full story. That’s one of the first times in my life I’ve referred to someone as a colleague. It’s just not a word in my describe-a-friend/coworker vocabulary. While all of the controversy surrounds Avandia, I’m way over in Type 1 land contemplating whether or not to lower my daily dose of Lantus (insulin glargine). I’ve just started a brand new bottle of Lantus and I’ve been taking my normal 15 units in the morning and then eating a rather normal breakfast and lunch, but I’m still going low in the midmorning and early afternoon. This happened Monday after eating Brussels sprouts and whole-wheat pasta for lunch and only taking one unit of rapid-acting Novo Log (insulin aspart) to help out the Lantus.
Memantine Titration Pack 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg tablets 28 - Summary of. The tolerance and dosing of memantine should be reassessed on a regular basis. The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action.