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 Galantamine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Galantamine must be taken regularly for it to be effective. It may take a few weeks before you notice any signs of improvement. Continue taking Galantamine even when there are signs of improvement. Do not stop taking Galantamine unless instructed by the doctor.
Take Galantamine with meals. Try to take it at the same time each day. Follow your doctor's instructions about how to take Galantamine.
If you have been given the extended-release capsule, it is best to take it in the morning with your breakfast. You must drink at least eight glasses of fluid everyday while being treated with Galantamine.
If you have been given the oral solution, open the bottle by pushing down the plastic screw cap while turning it to the left. Remove the cap and place the dropper provided fully into the bottle of Galantamine. Hold the bottom ring as you pull the top ring up until the mark that corresponds to your dose. While holding the bottom ring, remove the dropper from the bottle and empty the contents into a glass of non-alcoholic drink by sliding the top ring down. Stir the solution well and drink it immediately.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you suffer from heart problems, epilepsy (fits), asthma or other lung illnesses, prostate enlargement, urination difficulties or stomach ulcers.
If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery or dental work, inform your surgeon or dentist that you are taking Galantamine.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Galantamine.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Galantamine helps to improve symptoms of dementia in Alzheimer's disease.
Galantamine does not cure Alzheimer's disease, but it can improve the quality of life for people who have Alzheimer's disease.
What side effects could I experience?
Galantamine 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 experience digestive complaints such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite or weight loss when you take Galantamine.
You may also feel unusually tired and have problems sleeping.
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 the medicine. Inform your doctor if you experience any other side effects which trouble you or which do not go away.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
The oral solution should be used within 3 months after opening.
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:
- painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen
- antifungal medicines such as ketoconazole
- heart medicines such as quinidine, digoxin, propranolol or amiodarone
- mood medicines such as fluoxetine or paroxetine
- medicines for urinary problems such as oxybutynin
- medicines for stomach cramps such as propantheline or clidinium
- St. John's wort (a herbal medicine)
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.