Razadyne is manufactured by one of the top pharmaceutical companies, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, LLC. This medicine contains the main active component Galantamine Hydrobromide. It is indicated for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. It is composed as a conventional tablet form and available in dosages like 4 mg and 8 mg.
Manufacturer: Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, LLC
Active Ingredient: Galantamine Hydrobromide is the main active component in the mentioned medicine. It is the hydrobromide salt form of galantamine that shows anticholinesterase and neurocognitive-enhancing activities. It inhibits acetylcholinesterase so as to increase the concentration and enhance the action of acetylcholine. It is a ligand for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors that increases the presynaptic release of Ach and activate postsynaptic receptors. It improves neurocognitive function in Alzheimer's disease and may reduce abstinence-induced cognitive symptoms that promote smoking relapse.
Indications: This particular medicine is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate confusion i.e. dementia related to Alzheimer's disease. Razadyne does not cure Alzheimer's disease, but it helps to improve memory, awareness, and the ability to perform daily functions. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances i.e. neurotransmitters in the brain.
Action Mechanism: The exact cause of the condition Alzheimer’s disease is known fully. People with this condition have low amounts of a chemical acetylcholine in their brains. A reduced amount of acetylcholine has been linked to dementia. The active component in the medicine Razadyne prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine. This maximizes the concentration of the chemical in the brain, and decreases the symptoms of dementia. This drug should not be used in the severe state of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dosages: This mentioned effective medication is available for the oral consumption in dosages given below:
- 4 mg: It is to be consumed orally with food, usually twice a day with the morning and evening meals, or as directed by the doctor
- 8 mg: This medication should be taken twice a day with a meal as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: Drink plenty of fluids while treating with this medicine. Do not get dehydrated.