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What is Razadyne (Galantamine) prescribed for?
Alzheimer’s is a disease that robs people of their memories. Many a times, in the beginning, most have a hard time remembering recent events, although they can easily recall things that have happened to them years ago. Technically, dementia is a symptom of Alzheimer’s mental decline. And it can lead to various problems with memory, communication and thinking. As time goes on various symptoms may appear, these are some of the most common; Trouble focusing, a hard time doing ordinary activities, feeling confused or frustrated, especially at night, dramatic mood swings -- outbursts of anger, anxiety, and depression, feeling disoriented and getting lost easily, physical problems, such as an odd walk or poor coordination, and trouble communicating.
This medication is used to treat mild to moderate confusion in relation to Alzheimer’s disease. And while it may not cure Alzheimer’s disease, it may improve memory, awareness and the ability to perform daily functions. Razadyne works by restoring the balance of a natural substance, known as neurotransmitters, in the brain.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication, consult with your doctor or pharmacist on the matter. Take this medication directly has prescribed, and make sure to read the instructions on the prescription label. And if you have any concerns, speak with your medical professional.
This medication is taken by mouth with food. And usually twice a day with your morning and evening meals. Drink plenty of fluids with this medication unless instructed otherwise. Also to lower the risk of any side effects your dosage will be gradually increased to your target dose.
Remember your dose is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Do not stop taking it or increase the dosage unless your doctor instructs you to do so.
Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic Galantamine; or to daffodil plants; or to any other medications or allergies in general. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: severe liver disease, severe kidney disease.
Before taking this medication, it is for the best to inform your doctor of your Medical history, especially if you have ever had the following; liver problems, kidney problems, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., ulcers, bleeding), heart problems (e.g., sick sinus syndrome, bradycardia, AV block, arrhythmias), breathing/lung problems (e.g., severe asthma, COPD-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), seizures, problems urinating (e.g., due to enlarged prostate).
While minor, some of these side effects may occur. They are as follows; Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, loss of appetite, and weight loss may occur. However if any of these persist or worsen, it’s best to speak with your doctor right away.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fainting, unusually slow heartbeat, difficult urination.
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: seizures, black/bloody stools, vomit that looks bloody or like coffee grounds, severe stomach/abdominal pain, irregular heartbeat.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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