Namenda is an effective medical solution for the treatment of moderate to severe confusion related to Alzheimer's disease. It has an active component Memantine Hydrochloride. This medication is manufactured by one of the well-known pharmaceutical companies, Allergan, Inc. It is available for oral consumption as a conventional table in dosages of 5 mg and 10 mg.
Manufacturer: Allergan, Inc.
Active Ingredient: Memantine Hydrochloride is an active component used in this medicine, which is a low-affinity, voltage-dependent, noncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist. This drug binds to and inhibits cation channels of glutamanergic NMDA receptors present in the central nervous system. It also prevents the prolonged influx of calcium ions and related to neuronal excitotoxicity to enhance the cognitive function. It acts as a nicotinic receptor antagonist.
Indications: Memantine Hydrochloride is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe confusion related to Alzheimer's disease. This drug does not cure Alzheimer's disease, but it improves memory, awareness, and the ability to take part in daily functions. Namenda blocks the action of a certain natural substance in the brain like glutamate is linked to symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Action Mechanism: This medication is assumed to work by improving the signal-to-noise ratio of glutamatergic transmission at the NMDA receptor. Due to blockage of NMDA receptors by memantine is thought to slow the intracellular calcium accumulation to help prevent further nerve damage. This effective Namenda medicine is indicated by the FDA for treating moderate and severe AD.
Dosages: This medicine is offered in dosages for oral administration as mentioned below:
5 mg: This tablet must be consumed with or without food as advised by the doctor
10 mg: It is to be consumed with or without food as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: This drug can cause side effects that may impair thinking or reactions. Be careful while driving or doing anything that requires alertness.