Namenda

Active Ingredient(s): Memantine
FDA Approved: * October 16, 2003
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 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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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memantine

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Namenda essential alz care package

How can I obtain the NEMENDA ESSENTIAL ALZ CARE PACKAGE? ## Mom has AZ she can not a fford the price I was told it she lives on 1370.00 a month from social security since dad died what can I do to get this Namenda. Thank You ## Please contact the manufacturer. They have a patient assistance program. ## You can contact the manufacturer for more details on that assistance program by calling them at 844 424 6727. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including, nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and tremors. Can you please post back and let us know if you have any luck? Thanks!

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Namenda drowsiness sideffect

I am currently taking Namenda 28MG for prevention of headaches. It seems to be working well. However, I am suffering from sever drowsiness. I am not allowed to have caffeine. Has anyone experienced this? Did the side effect go away? ## Hello, Jim! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem you're experiencing. You're on the highest daily dose, so it isn't surprising that you'd experience more severe side effects. As listed by the FDA, this medication is well known to cause malaise, drowsiness and dizziness. How long have you been taking it? Side effects are usually transient and go away, one your body gets used to a medication, but it may take 4 to 6 weeks. ## I just started the titration pack of 7 mg last night and am so tired I can't function. I have been in...

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Namenda essentiaALZ Care Package

I would like to receive some of the Namenda essestiaALZ Care Packages. I am the Social Services Director at Baya Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. 587 SE Ermine Ave., Lake City, FL 32025. I have used this package at a prior facility that I worked at and the package is great for families who have a loved one newly dx'd. Thank you in advance, if you can send me more packages. ## I work with an Area Agency on Aging 60 + years of age. Ou Ombudsman have used the essentialALZ care packages for loved ones diagnosed and or the patient themselves. Could you please send us some more of the care packages. Thank You ## I would like to get some copies of the essentiALZ care packcage. I work in several nursing homes who could benefit from the package. How can I get them? ## I would like...

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levo cal acetyl meco

Hi My neurology order me that medicine. I need one daily with Namenda, no pharmacy in PR have it. Thanks you ## Hi Milagros, Sorry to hear about your situation. If you don't mind me asking, what is the full name of the medication or combination of drugs you're prescribed (re: levo cal acetyl meco)? And have you considered calling around to see if any pharmacy will order it for you even if it's not currently in stock? As a last resort, it may be that your doctor has to write a new prescription for something that's more readily available (whatever medication that may be)...But in order to avoid this happening again, I would see if your doctor would be willing to call in the prescription so that he/she can speak directly with a pharmacist and therefore will know ahead of ti...

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NAMENDA NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE - FOREST LABS UNCONCERNED

Since mid July 2014 - critical shortage! This past month we have run into a critical shortage of an important Alzheimer medicine called Namenda, which the manufacturer is discontinuing the 5 and 10 mg versions to change over to their 'new' version Namenda XR. Unfortunately, they are supplying NEITHER version of this drug to pharmacies for over the 6 weeks, and the pharmacies are out! (Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Costco, RiteAid, Safeway, Giant, Target) MANUFACTURER: FOREST PHARMACEUTICALS. SUPPLIER: MCKESSON. Calling Forest Pharm is useless, they really don't seem to care about the critical shortage of this medication - it is a medication that once you stop it, you can NOT restart it!! That is critical! ## I'm not seeing anything about not being able to restart it, if it...

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Named a along with excel patch

My mom who has moderate Alzheimer's is prescribed both 14mg Namenda and 9.5 excel patch. Because of the high price of $351 a month and no noticeable improvement I haven't had her take the namenda for two months. Can we start her back on the same dose of namenda? ## Hello, Brian! How are you? It would be best to double check with her doctor first, to be safe. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including dizziness, headache, constipation and body aches. Is there anything else I can help with?

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should i quit namenda and donepezil if am in severe dementia

My mother in law has had dementia for 15 years. It is getting so bad she doesn't know our names, can hold a conversation. Should she continue receiving Namenda and Donepezil? Also she constantly rubs her face, neck 7 chest. Starting at the top of her forhead with both hands and rubs all the way down to above the breasts. Then repeats as long a she is awake. Any help there ## Hello, Perplexed! How are you? Before making any change to her medications, please consult her doctor. Stopping them could cause her to go down hill at a very fast rate. Donepezil is known by the FDA to cause some psychiatric effects, so that might be what's causing her repeated actions. She may also experience nausea, urinary incontinence, fatigue, sore throat and anemia. Namenda may cause side effects, suc...

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medicine side effects can cause jerking

Namenda 5mg first and donepezil 5mg now. My mother is 84 and she is jerking constantly could this be a med side effect to those medications? ## Hello, Gigi! How is your mother doing? Yes, it could be due to the Namenda, it's more prone to causing them than the Donepezil, or it could even be due to taking them both. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, constipation, hypertension, dizziness and headache. Have you consulted her doctor?

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namenda xr

I have an elderly mother who was recently diagnosed with alzheimers. She is diabetic. Is this ok for her? She has had Sveta new symptoms appear just after starting Namenda ## Hello, Midge! How are you? Namenda XR is used to treat the memory loss and mental changes associated with Alzheimer's Disease. There are no warnings stating it can't be taken by diabetics, unless they have kidney or liver problems. Its side effects may include nausea, back pain, tiredness and headache. What type of symptoms have appeared?

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namenda memantine hci light blue oval with fl other side 10

Message: I found in my boyfriends pants while washing clothes.i asked where he got it from he said a friend if his.what is it??? ## Hi, Star! How are you? Memantine is a medication that's actually used to treat Alzheimer's Disease, it can help with dementia. Side effects may include nausea, confusion, dizziness and headache. Learn more Namenda details here.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Memantine
  • 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: (21 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0456-3200 Namenda 49 (5 mg / 10 mg) Titration Pack by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-3202 Namenda 2 mg/ml Oral Solution by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-3205 Namenda 5 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-3210 Namenda 10 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 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.
  • 21695-169 Namenda 10 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-232 Namenda 5 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 49999-804 Namenda 10 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54868-5161 Namenda 10 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5654 Namenda 5 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-4615 Namenda 10 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4617 Namenda 5 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4618 Namenda 10 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55289-937 Namenda 10 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 63629-3383 Namenda 5 mg Oral Tablet by Bryant Ranch Prepack
  • 63629-5291 Namenda 10 mg Oral Tablet by Bryant Ranch Prepack
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Other drugs which contain Memantine or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

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NAMENDA NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE - FOREST LABS UNCONCERNED
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I would like to receive some of the Namenda essestiaALZ Care Packages. I am the Social Services Director at Baya Pointe ... 7 replies
Namenda essential alz care package
How can I obtain the NEMENDA ESSENTIAL ALZ CARE PACKAGE? ## Mom has AZ she can not a fford the price I was told it she l... 3 replies
Namenda drowsiness sideffect
I am currently taking Namenda 28MG for prevention of headaches. It seems to be working well. However, I am suffering fro... 2 replies
Namenda Effects
My mother is in her third month of taking Namenda. She is wanting to sleep all the time. She is one that was an early ri... 2 replies
namenda xr
I have an elderly mother who was recently diagnosed with alzheimers. She is diabetic. Is this ok for her? She has had Sv... 1 reply
namenda memantine hci light blue oval with fl other side 10
Message: I found in my boyfriends pants while washing clothes.i asked where he got it from he said a friend if his.what ... 1 reply
Namenda to boost tolerance of narcotics
Has anyone been prescribed Namenda along with their narcotic pain medication? I am trying to study the mode of action bu...
should i quit namenda and donepezil if am in severe dementia
My mother in law has had dementia for 15 years. It is getting so bad she doesn't know our names, can hold a conversa... 1 reply
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 DIFFER... 2 replies




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