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Galantamine Hydrobromide is a popular medicine that is able to effectively reverse or at least delay mental decline in the case of patients who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease. This medicine achieves its goal by boosting the patient's acetylcholine brain levels.
Galantamine Hydrobromide is a popular drug that is generally prescribed to patients who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease. However, this product is only a temporary remedy, as it is unable to stop the disorder from progressing, nor does it have the same benefic effects in every patient's case.
Patients who are suffering from known allergic reactions to Galantamine Hydrobromide should not be prescribed this medicine. Before you start taking this drug, you should inform your doctor if you are allergic to any foods, dyes preservatives or other types of substances. Patients who are suffering from severe liver or kidney disorders should not be allowed to start taking this medicine, or should be prescribed lower doses of it. Their treatment with this medicine should be closely monitored by an authorized health care provider in order to see if the treatment is working properly (they will have to undergo several types of medical exams during their intake of Galantamine Hydrobromide).
Patients who are suffering from obstructive lung disease, severe asthma, or a history of stomach ulcers should employ extra care during their treatment with this medicine. Intake of this drug is known to sometimes trigger fainting episodes (it may slow the patient's heart rate). If you are suffering from heart disorders you should ask your personal health care provider if you may start taking this medicine. At the beginning of the treatment with this medicine, most patients are given only a small dose of this product, that gradually during the next a few months. Do not stop your intake of this medicine without your physician's approval. If you have stopped using Galantamine Hydrobromide fore more than 4 days you will have to start your treatment with it all over again.
You should ask your personal health care provider to tell you exactly how and when you should take your prescribed doses of Galantamine Hydrobromide. Do not deviate from any of your physician's instructions. If you did not completely understand some of them, you should refer to a nurse or to a pharmacist and ask him or her to explain them to you in detail. If you want to know more about Galantamine Hydrobromide you should carefully read the medicine's label.
Galantamine Hydrobromide is generally taken in twice per day (if possible after the morning and evening meals). Store this medicine in a place that is away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight. Do not keep it in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in a place that can be easily reached by either pets or children in order to avoid unpleasant accidents). Avoid letting the medicine to freeze. Ask your pharmacist how to properly dispose of your unused medicine.
We strongly advise you to ask your personal health care specialist to give you the proper dose of Galantamine Hydrobromide that you should take in on a regular basis. Do not deviate from the dose that you have been prescribed. This dose can vary from one patient to another, as it depends on a variety of factors such as age, sex, severity of the disorder, etc.
Most adults are initially prescribed 8 milligrams of Galantamine Hydrobromide, which should be divided in 2 doses. After a month, their dose is generally doubled. After another month of intake, the dose increases to 24 milligrams. However, patients who are suffering from kidney or liver disorders should not use more than16 milligrams of Galantamine Hydrobromide per day.
If you suspect that you might be suffering from an overdose with this medicine you should seek immediate medical attention, as this could trigger several severe consequences. Alert your personal physician at once. Contact your local poison control centre. If necessary go tot the nearest emergency room in order to receive a proper treatment for your medical condition. Patients who are suffering from Galantamine Hydrobromide overdose will probably develop drooling, convulsions, fainting, low blood pressure, incontinence, severe nausea, muscle weakness, stomach cramps, irregular heartbeat, teary eyes, sweating, weak breathing, vomiting twitching.
You should avoid missing any of your prescribed doses of Galantamine Hydrobromide. However, if you happen to miss one, you should use it as soon as you can. If it is time for another scheduled dose, skip the one that you have missed and proceed with your regular treatment. Do not use double doses of this medicine without your physician's approval.
A prolonged treatment with Galantamine Hydrobromide could trigger several side effects such as anemia, abdominal pain, depression, bloody urine, dizziness, diarrhea, fatigue, inability to sleep, headache, vomiting, loss of appetite, indigestion, runny nose, nausea, sleepiness, Urinary Tract Infections, tremor, weight loss
Galantamine Hydrobromide is known to sometimes harmfully interact with other medicines available in pharmacies. This is why you should avoid using any of these medicines during your treatment with Galantamine Hydrobromide: Artane, Cogentin or other medicines that treat Parknson's disease, Tagamet (Cimetidine), Ketoconazole (Nizoral), Paroxetine (Paxil), Erythromycin, Voltaren or other NSAIDs, Meclizine (Antivert), urinary tract medicines, etc. Ask your personal physician for more information.
Depending on the reaction of the Galantamine Hydrobromide after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Galantamine Hydrobromide not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Galantamine Hydrobromide addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
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The information was verified by Dr. Rachana Salvi, MD Pharmacology