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Memantine

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Memantine Hydrochloride Ebixa Adult

Memantine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Memantine be used?

​Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the instructions on the medicine label or as advised by the pharmacist.

Memantine can be taken with or without food.

This medicine may not have an effect immediately. It may take a few weeks before this medicine can exert its full effect. Continue taking it regularly to benefit from it, even if you feel well.

Check with your doctor on the duration of treatment that is suitable for you.

Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly or change the dose without consulting your doctor.

Avoid taking alcohol while you are on this medicine.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at your usual timing.

Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

If you have missed your dose for a few days, consult your doctor before starting back on it again. You might need to restart at a lower dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

​If you take more of this medicine then prescribed by your doctor please consult your doctor immediately.

Memantine - Additional Information

​What are the things I need to know or look out for while on this medicine?

  • Avoid driving or any other activities that requires concentration until you see how this drug affects you.
  • Inform your other healthcare professionals that you are on this medicine as well.
  • Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before you take any other medicines or natural products.
  • Discuss with your doctor if you intend to make drastic changes to your diet.
  • Do not share your medicines with others.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medicine.

 

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