Generic Reminyl (Galantamine)
|Reminyl is used to treat dementia caused by Alzheimer'r disease.|
Product DescriptionCommon use
It's active component is Galactamine. It is used to treat dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. It helps to improve the function of nerve cells in the brain. It prevent the breakdown of acetycholine. People with dementia usually have low levels of this chemical, which is important for memory, thinking and reasoning.
Dosage and directions
Reminyl should be taken for adults 2,5-10 mg one or two times a day.
Use the medicine very carefully with he patients who have severe asthma, obstructive lung disease, or a history of stomach ulcers. Remynil can slow the heart rate and cause fainting. Be especially careful with patients who have a heart irregularity. If you have to undergo an operation let your doctor know that you take Remynil.
Don't use the medication if you have an allergic reaction to it. Don't use it if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Reminyl is not usually prescribed for pregnant and nursing women. It should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the risk to unborn baby.
Possible side effects
They include: anemia, blood in urine, abdominal pain, dizziness, fatigue, depression, diarrhea, headache, indigestion, inability to sleep, nausea, lost of appetite, runny nose, tremor, sleepiness, urinary tract infection, vomiting, weight loss.
Do not use Reminyl with the following dugs:
Erythromycin (E.E.S., Eryc, PCE)
Urinary tract medications such as Urispas and Urecholine.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and Voltaren
Certain Parkinson's drugs such as Artane and Cogentin
If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do no take two doses at once.
The symptoms of Remynil overdose include drooling, incontinence, convulsions, fainting, muscle weakness, sever nausea, stomach cramps, low blood pressure, slow or irregular heartbeat, sweating, twitching, teary eyes, weak breathing, vomiting. If you think that you overdosed Remynil, seek medical attention at once.
Store Remynil at room temperature.
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