Namenda contains memantine and is used to treat dementia-related to Alzheimer’s disease. Memantine does not cure Alzheimer’s disease but it may improve awareness, memory and the ability to perform daily functions. Namenda blocks the action of the natural substance glutamate in the brain which is linked to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Namenda include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Namenda:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Namenda?
If you miss a dose of Namenda, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose. Contact your doctor if you miss several doses in a row.
What else is Namenda called?
Namenda is also known as Ebixa internationally. Ebixa is the same brand name medication with a different name internationally and is not a generic alternative medication. Generic Namenda is called memantine.