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Galantamine - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Galantamine helps to reduce symptoms of dementia such as memory loss, confusion, and problems with thinking and reasoning in Alzheimer's disease (a progressive disease which destroys memory and other important mental functions).

Galantamine does not cure Alzheimer's disease, but it can improve the quality of life for people who have Alzheimer's disease.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Galantamine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take Galantamine with meals. Try to take it at the same time each day.

If you are taking the extended-release capsule, it is best to take it in the morning after your breakfast. You must drink at least 8 glasses of fluid everyday while being treated with Galantamine.

If you are taking the oral solution, use the oral dosing syringe, measuring spoon, cup or dropper provided to measure your dose and empty the contents into a glass of non-alcoholic drink. Stir the solution well and drink it immediately.

Galantamine must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking Galantamine even when there are signs of improvement which can take a few weeks for you to notice. Do not stop taking Galantamine unless instructed by the doctor.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to the normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose to make up for a missed dose.

If Galantamine has been missed for more than 3 days, check with your doctor before restarting it.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease as Galantamine may not be suitable for you.

Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with this medicine.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • heart disease
  • stomach ulcer
  • seizures or fits
  • asthma or other lung diseases
  • bladder problems
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant.

If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery or dental work, inform your surgeon or dentist that you are taking Galantamine.

What side effects could I experience?

Galantamine may also cause dizziness and tiredness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other common side effects of Galantamine include any of the following: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, weight loss, headache, hallucination and depression.

These side effects are common at the beginning of treatment or when your dose is increased. They are also temporary and will usually go away as your body adjusts to Galantamine.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • medicines to treat fungal infection e.g.ketoconazole, itraconazole
  • medicines for high blood pressure or heart disease e.g. quinidine, digoxin, propranolol, amiodarone
  • medicines for mood disorders e.g. fluoxetine, paroxetine
  • medicines for urinary problems e.g. oxybutynin
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Galantamine.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicine, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

The oral solution should be used within 3 months after opening.

The oral solution should not be frozen.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Galantamine - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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