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Memantine is a kind of drug called N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonists. This drug protects NMDA receptors in the brain against high level of glutamate. High level of glutamate may result to brain degeneration.
This medication is used in treating the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease from moderately severe to severe. This drug should increase your capacity to think and remember. This drug could also be used in other purposes not mentioned here.
Talk to your doctor first before taking this medicine you have severe kidney disease, seizure disorder or history of seizure, and an allergy to Memantine or other similar drugs. The symptoms of allergic reaction are swelling of the face, lips or tongue which may make it difficult to swallow or breathe; itching, skin rash or hives and asthma, wheezing or shortness of breath. Before taking Memantine, inform your doctor if you have any allergies to foods, dyes, preservatives or any other medicines; epilepsy, kidney disease or problems with the heart or blood vessels; or made changes in your diet. Talk to your doctor first before taking this drug if you are pregnant or breast-feeding an infant. It is not known whether this drug could cause harm to an unborn baby and a nursing infant. Ask your doctor about the benefits and harm of taking Memantine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding an infant.
Follow the exact direction given by your doctor in taking Memantine. In case you did not understand the instruction, do not hesitate to ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse to explain them to you. This drug may be taken with or without food. Make sure to follow the instruction of your doctor to get the most benefit.
You may obtain the dose from your doctor. Follow the exact dose given by your doctor. The dose will vary from person to person. The frequency and amount of the dose will depend on the disease to be treated and the condition of the patient. Do not change the dose given to you by your doctor. Change the dose only when you are told by your doctor to do so.
In case you suspect an overdose of Memantine, call your doctor or Poison Information Center immediately, or look for emergency medical attention. The symptoms of overdose with this drug are dizziness, headache, tiredness, confusion, and feel, see, or hear thing that are not there.
In case you miss to take a dose of Memantine, skip the missed dose, wait until its time for the next dose, and only take the regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication. In case, you have doubts or do not know what to do, contact your doctor at the soonest possible time.
Some of the common side effects of Memantine are dizziness, confusion, tiredness, headache and seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not there. Some side effects that are not mentioned here may occur. Talk to your doctor if you experience unusual or bothersome side effects.
Some drugs could affect Memantine. Talk to your doctor if you are taking medicines used for Epilepsy or fits; irregular beating of your heart; leg cramps or to relax muscles; cough, cold and flu; urinary tract infections; stomach cramps or spasms, or travel sickness; Parkinson's disease; certain mental and emotional conditions; smoking addiction; anaesthetic agents; or stomach ulcers or reflux. Some drugs that are not mentioned here may also affect this drug. Talk to your doctor if you are taking other medicines or over-the-counter medicines such as vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
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Depending on the reaction of the Memantine after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Memantine 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 Memantine 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