Alzheimer disease- It is a type of neuro-degenerative disease. Symptoms include,
No treatment stop or reverse its progression. But treatment may temporarily improve symptoms to deal with daily activities.
It is in the class of drug called as NMDA (N- methyl-D-aspartate) receptor antagonist. Glutamate is a protein necessary for learning and memory processes in the brain. It stimulates NMDA receptors to produce calcium. The increase in glutamate level increases the concentration in the central Nervous system. This, in turn, damage the neuronal cell.
Memantine protects brain cells by blocking the effect of excess glutamate.
Memantine HCl is available in the form of tablets of 5 mg and 10 mg.
Children dosage: It is not recommended to use in children younger than 18 years.
It is necessary to take care in a certain condition. Inform your doctor if you are/have,
The drug may make you feel drowsy. Be alert while driving, using machinery or other such activities.
Inform your doctor regarding all other medication you take. This may avoid drug interactions.
Brand drugs are costlier. They spend a huge amount of advertising, packaging, and pricing. A big part is also invested in research and development. Generic drugs do not include these expenditures. Both the types of drugs contain the same active ingredient. They show the same effect. So, it is better to go with generic medicines.
Cost of Generic Memantine HCl.
Cost of brand Namenda.