Ebixa (Memantine)

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Ebixa (Memantine) belongs to a class of medicines called NMDA-receptor antagonists, and is prescribed for treating dementia in patients affected by Alzheimer`s disease.

Description

Ebixa (Memantine) belongs to a class of medicines called NMDA-receptor antagonists, and is prescribed for treating dementia in patients affected by Alzheimer`s disease. This drug works by inhibiting certain receptors in the brain (NMDA receptors), which in turn helps to prevent excess activity of a chemical called glutamate (overactivity of glutamate may damage nerve cells). Patients affected by moderate to severe Alzheimer`s disease may notice an improvement in cognition as well as their ability to perform daily tasks.

There have been many medical studies conducted recently, focusing on other potential uses for this drug, such as the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), glaucoma, migraine, bipolar disorder, lupus, tinnitus, neuropathic pain and various other conditions.

Dosage and AdministrationA full medical consultation is necessary prior to the commencement of treatment with Ebixa (Memantine) oral solution or tablets. The dosage regimen prescribed must be strictly adhered to. It is possible that the patient will be directed to start treatment with a low dosage, and the prescribing physician may gradually increase the dosage. Regular medical checkups may be necessary during treatment, and patients must attend all scheduled medical appointments.

Side effectsPatients taking Ebixa (Memantine) may experience some side effects, such as:

  • Cough
  • Drowsiness
  • Sore joints
  • Weight loss
  • Aggressive behavior or anxiety

Serious side effects, such as seizures, bruising, hallucinations, a loss of coordination, weakness and any other signs of a severe reaction will require immediate medical attention.

PrecautionsThe prescribing physician must be informed if the patient has a history of urinary tract infections, kidney problems or a recent dietary change (such as from a diet high in protein to a meat-free or vegetarian diet).

Smoking cigarettes can reduce the effectiveness of this drug.

Additional information

Quantity

10mg 1 Pack(s), 10mg 2 Pack(s), 10mg 3 Pack(s), 10mg 5 Pack(s, 10mg10 Pack(s, Ebixa Oral Solution (Memantine) – 5mg/g (100mL) 1 bottle