Reminyl
DESCRIPTION

Reminyl is a medication used to treat dementia that occurs due to Alzheimer’s disease. This medication is also known as Galantamine.

How it works

This medication works by affecting certain natural substances in the brain. It restores the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.

Uses

Reminyl is mainly used by those who experience mild to moderate confusion as a result of Alzheimer’s. Even though this medication does not cure Alzheimer’s, it will significantly improve the individual’s memory and ability to perform day-to-day tasks.

Dosage

You must take this medication by mouth and with food. It is generally taken twice, in the morning and evening. However, your physician might prescribe you a different dosage that suits your condition better. When consuming this medication, you must drink plenty of fluids. Your physician will gradually increase the target dose in order to reduce your risk towards potential side effects. It is not advised to take more than 24mg of this medication within one day.

If you are using this medication in liquid form, it is important to get the correct dosage. Therefore, you must not use a household spoon as it can lead to the incorrect dosage. If you forget to take this medication for longer than three days, then you must start from a lower dose again.

In order to benefit from this medicine, you need to use it regularly. So, you cannot afford to miss any of your doses accidently or otherwise. If you keep forgetting to take your dose, take it at the same time every day.

It can take you at least four to experience best results of this medication. During this period, do not make any changes to the dosage or dose schedule. However, if the complaint continues or worsens during this period, get immediate medical attention.

Side effects

Even though this medication is helpful, it is possible for you to experience certain side effects such as:

Diarrhea
Nausea
Vomiting
Loss of appetite
Weight loss
Dizziness
Drowsiness

The above are some common symptoms which will disappear in a day or two. However, if they persist, get immediate help from your physician. It is also possible for you to experience some severe side effects such as:

Vomit that looks bloody
Seizures
Bloody stools
Severe abdominal pain
Irregular heartbeat

You can even develop certain allergic reactions to this medication. If you experience a rash, itching severe dizziness or trouble breathing, make sure to inform your physician immediately.

Precautions

The following protections must be adhered to throughout the course of the treatment for your own safety.

Ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients used in the medication.
If you have suffered from a liver or kidney disease in the past, make sure to inform your physician.
Do not perform any activity that requires you to be alert as this medicine can make you dizzy.
Stay away from consuming alcohol.

Self-care

During the period of pregnancy, this medicine must only be taken when it is completely essential.

It is not known whether this medicine can be passed on through breast milk or not. Therefore, make sure to inform your physician before you breastfeed your child.

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