Namenda Xr

Active Ingredient(s): Memantine Hydrochloride
FDA Approved: * June 21, 2010
Pharm Company: * FOREST LABS
Category: Alzheimers / Dementia

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Namenda Xr Overview

Memantine is used to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. It acts on the glutamatergic system by blocking NMDA receptors. It was first synthesized by Eli Lilly and Company in 1968 as a potential agent to treat diabetes; the NMDA activity was discovered in the 1980s. Contents 1 Medical use 2 Adverse effects 3 Pharmacology 3.1 Glutamatergic (NMDA receptor) 3.2 Serotonergic (5-HT3 receptor) 3.3 Cholinergic (nicotinic acetylcholine receptor) 3.4 Dopaminergic (D2 receptor) 3.5 Sigma...

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SIDE EFFECTS OF NAMENDA XR

AM ON NAMENDA XR 78 YRS OLD. EXTREMELY TIRED, WEAK, NO STRENGTH, HUSBAND SAYS I AM DIFFERENT, LOOK DIFFERENT, ACT DIFFERENT. WANT TO KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE HAS THESE PROBLEMS TOO. ## Hello, ASC! How are you? Yes, those can be normal side effects of this medication, as listed by the FDA. You may also experience dry mouth, fear, bladder pain, back pain, increased urination, general feelings of illness, hallucinations, restlessness and shortness of breath. How long have you been taking it? Many side effects will taper off, as your body gets used to the medication but it could take about 4 weeks. Have you consulted your doctor? ## I WAS ON NAMENDA XR FOR OVER A YEAR. I HAD 2 MINI STROKES. SEVERELY DEPRESSED. SLEPT ALL THE TIME. EXCESS TIREDNESS, WEAKNESS IN LEGS. NOW OFF THIS MEDICINE FOR ABOU...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Memantine Hydrochloride
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 14mg, 21mg, 28mg, 7mg
  • Solution: 2mg/ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 5mg, 5mg + 10mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Namenda Xr: (11 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0456-3400 Namenda 28 Day Titration Pack by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-3407 24 Hr Namenda 7 mg Extended Release Capsule by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-3414 24 Hr Namenda 14 mg Extended Release Capsule by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-3421 24 Hr Namenda 21 mg Extended Release Capsule by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-3428 24 Hr Namenda 28 mg Extended Release Capsule by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 68151-5755 Namenda 14 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Carilion Materials Management
  • 68151-5817 Namenda 28 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Carilion Materials Management
  • 68151-5829 Namenda 28 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Carilion Materials Management
  • 69189-3407 Namenda 7 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Avera Mckennan Hospital
  • 69189-3414 Namenda 14 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Avera Mckennan Hospital
  • 69189-3428 Namenda 28 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Avera Mckennan Hospital

Other drugs which contain Memantine Hydrochloride or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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