Memantine Hydrochloride Tablets come with the brand name “PSYMENTA-10” and belong to the ‘anti-dementia agents’ group of medicines that are used to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder that causes dementia (memory loss) and slowly destroys the ability to think, learn, communicate, and handle daily activities.
Memantine Hydrochloride Tablets contain ‘Memantine’ which is an NMDA receptor antagonist. It acts on the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors involved in transmitting nerve signals that play an essential role in memory. It decreases the brain’s abnormal activity and may improve the ability to think and remember or might slow the loss of these abilities in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Is this tablet used to treat dementia?
It is used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia (memory loss) is the loss of cognitive functioning, such as remembering, thinking, and reasoning.
Does this medicine cure Alzheimer’s?
It does not cure Alzheimer’s disease. This composition improves the ability to think and remember or slows the loss of these abilities in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Research is still in progress for the cure of Alzheimer’s disease.
Can I stop taking medicine if I feel well?
Do not discontinue medication without consulting your doctor. To treat your condition effectually continue taking it for as long as prescribed. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you feel any difficulty while taking this tablet.
Does this tablet cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea could be a side-effect of the medicine. Drink plenty of fluids and eat fiber-rich food if you experience diarrhea. Consult your doctor if you experience excessive diarrhea or if you find blood in your stools.
Does it cause high blood pressure?
Tablets may cause high blood pressure. Regular monitoring of blood pressure levels is advised while taking this medicine. Consult your doctor if you experience any fluctuations.