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Memantine

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Memantine Hydrochloride Ebixa Adult

Memantine - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Memantine cause?

Potential side effects

All medicines may cause side effects. However, many people do not experience them.

Most of the side effects listed here will improve with time. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if they persist, become bothersome or worsen.

Side effectsWhat to do about it
Constipation

Increase your intake of fluids and include more fibre (vegetables and fruits) in your diet. Incorporate some exercise in your daily routine.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you require any laxatives.

HeadacheConsult your doctor or pharmacist if you need any painkillers
DizzinessGet up slowly from a lying or sitting position

 Serious side effects

Seek medical help as soon as possible if you have any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Allergy such as rashes, swelling of lips/face/throat, difficulty breathing.

Take note that the side effects listed here are not exhaustive. Do seek medical attention if you have other symptoms that you think may be related to this medicine.

Before taking Memantine, what precautions must I follow?

​What do I need to tell my doctor before I take this medicine?

  • Drug allergies.
  • Pre-existing medical conditions such as fits (seizures) and kidney problems.
  • Whether you are taking any other medicines, supplements or traditional medicines. Some of them may affect how this medicine works.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Memantine?

​This medicine may interact with a number of medicines. Inform your doctor if you are taking other medicines or supplements.

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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