Treating moderate to severe Alzheimer-type dementia. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Namenda are a NMDA-receptor antagonist. It works by blocking excess activity of a substance in the brain called glutamate, which may reduce the symptoms associated with Alzheimer disease. Namenda are not a cure for Alzheimer disease.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Namenda. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Namenda. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Namenda may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Namenda as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Namenda.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; dizziness; headache; pain.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); change in behavior, such as aggressiveness, depression, or anxiety; chest pain or tightness; fainting; hallucinations; one-sided weakness; severe tiredness; speech changes; sudden severe headache; vision changes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include confusion; loss of consciousness; mental or mood changes; restlessness; seeing things that are not there (hallucinations); severe drowsiness.Proper storage of Namenda:
Store Namenda at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Namenda out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Namenda. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.