One of the most common form of dementia is called as Alzheimer disease. There is no cure for the disease but it can be treated to some extent. One of the types of treatment of Alzheimer disease is pathway modifiers, which works completely different than inhibitors. This modifies the pathway of glutamate which is another secretion required for learning. Namenda is one of such kind pathway modifiers, which has a medical name of Memantine. Forest manufactures Memantine in the trade name Namenda.
Namenda Description: Memantine - also called as Namenda - is the top drug for the treatment of Alzheimer disease. The chemical name of Memantine is 3, 5-dimethyladamantan-1-amine. It's used in the treatment of The Alzheimer disease weather moderate or severe. According to the pharmacokinetic data, Namenda has bio availability of 100% approximately. Its half life is about 70 hour's average with hepatic metabolism and with renal excretion. Namenda is as usual dangerous as other drugs which cause dangerous side effects. It impairs thinking sometimes and also controls the reactions.
Precautions While Taking Namenda: If you are allergic to Namenda or any other allergic conditions, kindly don't take Namenda and inform your doctor about the allergies. Namenda contains ingredients which are inactive and can cause some adverse allergic reactions. If you have severe kidney diseases or you are under dialysis treatment, please do not get near Namenda. Tell the doctor about the medical history of yours and whether you are having the diseases like Cataract, Liver malfunction, Kidney problems, Bladder infections or if you have changed diet recently. Some tests and adjustments are required to take Namenda Safely. According to that of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agency, Namenda falls under the Category B of Pregnancy Category. It doesn't harm an unborn baby, but it is not sure whether Namenda enters the Breast Milk or it could harm a born baby. It's advisable to inform the doctor if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant during the Namenda medication.
Direction For Use: Any type of medication, if that taken against the prescription of the medical practitioner, will lead to dangerous effects. Similarly, take Namenda as per the prescription of your doctor. Taking Namenda against the prescribed period or prescribed amount will lead to severe side effects. Following the prescription guide will help you for the guidelines to follow and Namenda can be taken without regard to food. Dosage will be changed frequently by the medical practitioner. Namenda is also available in liquid form for some of the patients. Taking Namenda regularly helps in improving our conditions. A dose of 5mg is recommended to renal impairment patients. Starting dose in 5mg and Target dose is 20 mg.
Namenda Side Effects: Each and every medicine has its own unique side effects so as Namenda. The side effects are classified in to three types: less serious, serious and allergic side effects. Less serious side effects cause less harm and can be cured on a doctor's advice. Here are mentioned the less serious side effects caused by Namenda: loss of appetite, weight loss, swelling in hands, fast heart rate, unusual weakness, anxiety, aggression, rashes in skins, more urination. Serious side effects caused by Namenda are really serious, that they can cause even loss of life. Serious side effects of Namenda are: tight chests, breathing trouble, weakness or numbness, hallucinations, confusions, fainting, pale skin, high blood pressure.