Admenta (Memantine HCL)
What is Admenta (Memantine HCL) used for?
Admenta (Memantine HCL) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The medication operates by increasing neurotransmitter activity in the brain to prevent symptoms such as dementia, loss of memory, and cognitive thinking. Your physician may also prescribe it for other purposes that are not listed here.
How should I use Admenta (Memantine HCL)?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Admenta (Memantine HCL) to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken once daily, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack is recommended if you experience nausea. Never crush or split the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Admenta (Memantine HCL)?
The use of Admenta (Memantine HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include chest pain, coughing, fever, flu symptoms, unsteadiness, confusion, urinary retention, hypertension, sudden numbness on one side of the body, or hallucinations. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced application frequency to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Admenta (Memantine HCL) if you are breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, or if you have severely decreased kidney function. Also disclose if you have heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension, renal tubular acidosis, severe urinary tract infections, decreased kidney function, a history of seizures, or if you have recently had a heart attack. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Admenta (Memantine HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.