Galantamine is a prescription medication that is used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s dementia. Patients that have dementia often have lower levels of the chemical acetylcholine which is important for thinking, reasoning, and memory. Galantamine works to improve the function of the nerve cells inside the brain by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine.
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 galantamine include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of galantamine.
What should I do if I miss a dose of galantamine?
If you miss a dose of galantamine, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of galantamine?
Galantamine is available in a strength of 4mg or 8mg.