What is Namenda?
Namenda reduces the actions of chemicals in the brain that may contribute to the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
What is Namenda used for?
Namenda is used to treat moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type.
How to consume Namenda?
To make swallowing easier, open the extended-release capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use.
What should be avoided while taking Namenda?
Namenda can cause side effects that may impair thinking or reactions. Be careful in case of driving or do anything that needs alertness.
What is the recommended dosage of Namenda?
The recommended starting dose of Namenda is 5 mg once daily. The dose should be increased in 5 mg increments to 10 mg/day (5 mg twice daily), 15 mg/day (5 mg and 10 mg as separate doses), and 20 mg/day (10 mg twice daily). The minimum recommended interval between dose increases is one week. The dosage shown to be effective in controlled clinical trials is 20 mg/day.