Tacrine


Generic Medicine Info
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to tacrine or acridine derivatives. History of jaundice with tacrine therapy. Lactation.
Special Precautions
Monitor serum-alanine aminotransferase concentration. Avoid abrupt withdrawal or large dose reduction. Impaired liver function or history of liver function abnormalities, epilepsy, bronchial asthma, bradycardia, CV conduction disorders, GI or urinary tract obstruction, recent intestinal or bladder surgery, risk of peptic ulcer. Pregnancy. Smoking may reduce serum tacrine levels.
Adverse Reactions
Dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, myalgia, ataxia.
Potentially Fatal: Hepatotoxicity.
Drug Interactions
Increased serum tacrine levels with coadmin of cimetidine, fluvoxamine, quinolones and HRT. Increased theophylline levels with concurrent tacrine use. Increased cholinergic side effects with other cholinergic agents, cholinesterase inhibitors, and succinylcholine. Antagonise effects of anticholinergic drugs. Increased risk of bradycardia with β-blockers and calcium channel blockers.
ATC Classification
N06DA01 - tacrine ; Belongs to the class of anticholinesterases. Used in the management of dementia.
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