Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Memantine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take Memantine with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Memantine must be taken regularly for it to be effective. It may take several weeks before you notice any improvement in your condition. Continue taking Memantine even when there are signs of improvement. Do not stop taking Memantine unless instructed by the doctor.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you suffer from heart or liver disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy (fits) or frequent urinary tract infections.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you suffer from kidney disease.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Memantine.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Inform your doctor if you are a vegetarian or if you eat large amounts of citrus fruits, vegetables, beans or peas. These foods may affect the way Memantine works in your body.
Also let your doctor know if you make any drastic changes to your diet. For example, changing from a meat-based diet to a vegetarian diet.
Why do I need this medicine?
Memantine helps to improve symptoms of dementia in Alzheimer's disease.
Memantine cannot cure Alzheimer's Disease, but it can improve the quality of life for people who have Alzheimer's.
What side effects could I experience?
Memantine may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
You may have constipation, vomiting, headache, back pain and cough. You may also feel unusually tired.
These side effects are common at the beginning of treatment or when your dose is increased. These side effects are temporary and will usually go away as your body adjusts to this medicine. Inform your doctor if you experience any other side effects which trouble you or which do not go away.
Your doctor may also ask you to monitor your blood pressure, particularly if you already have high blood pressure.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- medicines which make your urine alkaline such as acetazolamide or sodium bicarbonate
- gastric medicines such as cimetidine or ranitidine
- medicines to remove excess water such as hydrochlorothiazide
- amantadine (an antiviral medicine used for flu)
- dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant)
Always inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.