Donepezil and memantine tablets
What is this medicine?
DONEZEPIL improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine 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.
Donezepil and memantine tablets is used to treat moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.
Donezepil and memantine tablets is not a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. This condition will progress over time, even in people who take donepezil.
What should I tell my health care providers before I take this medicine?
You should not use medicine if you are allergic to donepezil or memantine.
To make sure medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
asthma or other breathing disorder;
heart disease, or heart rhythm disorder;
a history of seizures;
stomach ulcer, or a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding;
bladder obstruction or other urination problems;
liver disease; or
It is not known whether donezepil and memantine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
It is not known whether donepezil and memantine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use this medicine?
Take medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take medicine at bedtime unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
You may take medicine with or without food.
If you need surgery or dental work, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using medicine. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
You should not stop using medicine suddenly. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
Store medicine at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
What may interact with this medicine?
Other drugs may interact with donepezil and memantine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
What side effects may I notice from this medicine?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Namzaric: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
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;
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 Namzaric side effects may include:
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite;
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.