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Donepezil +Memantine

Donepezil + Memantine

What is donepezil and memantine?

Donepezil improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah SEET il KOE leen). People with dementia usually have lower levels of this chemical, which is important for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning.

Memantine reduces the actions of chemicals in the brain that may contribute to the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Donepezil and memantine is a combination medicine used to treat moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

Donepezil and memantine is not a cure for Alzheimer's disease. This condition will progress over time, even in people who take donepezil.

Uses

This combination medication is used to treat moderate to severe confusion (dementia) related to Alzheimer's disease. It does not cure Alzheimer's disease, but it may improve memory, awareness, and the ability to perform daily functions.

This product contains 2 medications. Memantine works by blocking the action of a certain natural substance in the brain (glutamate) that is believed to be linked to symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Donepezil is an enzyme blocker that works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.

How should I take donepezil and memantine?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Take this medicine at bedtime unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

You may take donepezil and memantine with or without food.

Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release capsule. Swallow it whole.

To make swallowing easier, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use.

Do not use a broken or damaged capsule.If you need surgery or dental work, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using donepezil and memantine. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

You should not stop using this medicine suddenly. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.

Donepezil-Memantine Side Effects

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe or ongoing vomiting;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • slow heartbeats;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • painful or difficult urination;
  • new or worsening breathing problems; or
  • signs of stomach bleeding--severe heartburn or stomach pain, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite;
  • headache;
  • dizziness; or
  • easy bruising.

Dosage

miss a dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

overdose

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include severe dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, trouble walking, slow or fast heart rate, sweating, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, weak or shallow breathing, fainting, or seizure.

Donepezil and Memantine Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with this medication including the following:

  • muscle problems if you need anesthesia
  • slow heartbeat and fainting. This happens more often in people with heart problems. Call the doctor right away if the patient faints while taking Namzaric.
  • more stomach acid. This raises the chance of ulcers and bleeding especially when taking Namzaric. The risk is higher for patients who had ulcers, or take aspirin or other medications to treat inflammation.
  • nausea and vomiting
  • difficulty passing urine
  • seizures
  • worsening of lung problems in people with other lung diseases.

This medication can cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Namzaric affects you.

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to donepezil, memantine, or to any of its ingredients.

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