Memry

Memry

memantine

Manufacturer:

Medichem

Distributor:

United Lab
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Memantine HCl
Indications/Uses
Moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Starting dose: 5 mg. Max: 20 mg. Dose should be increased in 5 mg increments over the 1st 4 wk of treatment. Doses are taken once daily. Maintenance dose: 20 mg/day.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Patients w/ epilepsy, history of convulsions or w/ predisposing factors for epilepsy; recent MI, uncompensated CHF or uncontrolled HTN. May affect ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn.
Adverse Reactions
Fatigue, pain, leg pain, fall, pallor, malaise, inflicted/accidental injury, aggravated condition, inguinal/congenital hernia, rigors, temp change sensation eg, hypothermia, flu-like symptoms, bacterial & fungal infection, abrasion, cyst. CV; nervous system; GI; hematologic; resp; musculoskeletal; endocrine/metabolic; hepatic; reproductive/urogenital disorders; skin & appendages; special senses disorders.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of CNS toxicity w/ N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonists eg, amantadine, ketamine & dextromethorphan. Enhanced effect of dopaminergic agonists eg, bromocriptine & anticholinergics. Reduced effect of barbiturates & neuroleptics. Modified antispasmodic effect eg, dantrolene or baclofen. Enhanced oral anticoagulant effect eg, warfarin. Increased plasma levels of cimetidine, ranitidine, procainamide, quinidine, quinine & nicotine. Reduced plasma levels of diuretics eg, hydrochlorothiazide, triamterene. Reduced effect of primidone. Enhanced effect of selegiline.
MIMS Class
Neurodegenerative Disease Drugs
ATC Classification
N06DX01 - memantine ; Belongs to the class of other anti-dementia drugs.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Memry film-coated tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
30's (P1,095/box, P36.5/film-coated tab)
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