MENTAIMER 10 Tablet 10's

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INTRODUCTION

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET contains Memantine which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-dementia drugs. It is used to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions in an individual. It is caused due to formation and accumulation of certain toxic proteins in the brain that destroys brain cells. It can be characterized by loss of memory and forgetfulness of day-to-day activities.

Memantine is a N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist. It acts by blocking the over activation of certain chemicals (glutamate and beta-amyloid peptide) in the brain that causes Alzheimer’s disease. It can also block the activity of other chemical messengers (like serotonin and acetylcholine) which are responsible for affecting thoughts, memory and mental state.

Before taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET, inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have or have a family history of fits or if you made any sudden changes to your diet. During treatment with MENTAIMER 10 TABLET, your doctor would closely monitor your health condition to access the improvement and to avoid unwanted side effects.

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET should not be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is also not suitable for use in children aged below 18 years. It should be used with caution in the elderly patients.

The most common side effects of taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET are headache, dizziness, sleepiness and constipation. Consult your doctor if they trouble you. Also, inform your doctor if you unusually feel sad or depressed with suicidal thoughts after taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET.

USES OF MENTAIMER 10 TABLET

  • Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease

HOW MENTAIMER 10 TABLET WORKS

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET is a NMDA receptor antagonist. It acts by blocking the over activation of certain chemicals (glutamate and beta-amyloid peptide) within the brain that causes Alzheimer’s disease. It can also block the activity of other chemical messengers (like serotonin and acetylcholine) that affects thoughts, memory and mental state. As a result, it improves memory and stabilizes mental health.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take MENTAIMER 10 TABLET as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without meals.  Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Try to take the medicine at the same time each day. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET without consulting your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS OF MENTAIMER 10 TABLET

COMMON

  • headache, dizziness
  • sleepiness
  • constipation
  • balance disorders
  • shortness of breath
  • high blood pressure

UNCOMMON

  • tiredness
  • fungal infections
  • confusion
  • hallucinations
  • vomiting
  • abnormal manner of walking
  • heart failure
  • formation of blood clots

RARE

Stop taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • depression or thoughts of harming or killing yourself (suicidal ideation)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:  

Rest and relax. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Applying a pain-relieving balm on your forehead can be beneficial. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your headache. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Drink plenty of fluids. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if this side effect bothers you.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET is not recommended for use in breast feeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate heavy machines if your ability is affected by MENTAIMER 10 TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET as it might make you feel dizzy or drowsy.

KIDNEY

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems (such as renal tubulary acidosis, severe infections of the urinary tract or have problem in passing urine). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver problems (such as jaundice or liver failure). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take MENTAIMER 10 TABLET if you are allergic to Memantine.

HEART DISEASE

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with heart problems (such as congestive heart failure, uncontrollable high blood pressure or a recent heart attack). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

Before taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET, inform your doctor if you have:

  • a history of epilepsy

Use in pediatrics

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Use in geriatrics

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (65 years and above). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions

Before taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • amantadine (a medicine used to treat viral infections or Parkinson’s disease)
  • ketamine (a medicine used as an anesthetic)
  • dextromethorphan (a medicine used to treat cough)
  • medicine used to treat muscle spasms or spasticity (Ex. dantrolene, baclofen)
  • medicine used to treat stomach ulcers (Ex. cimetidine, ranitidine)
  • medicine used to treat abnormal heart rhythm (Ex. quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone, flecainide)
  • medicine used to treat malaria (Ex. quinine)
  • medicine used to increase urine output (Ex. hydrochlorothiazide)
  • anticholinergics (used to treat movement disorders or intestinal cramps) such as atropine, scopolamine, glycopyrrolate
  • medicine used to treat epilepsy (Ex. carbamazepine, gabapentin)
  • medicine used to induce sleep such as barbiturates (Ex. phenobarbital)
  • medicines used in the treatment of mental disorders such as neuroleptics (Ex. thioridazine, chlorpromazine, thiothixene etc.)
  • medicines used for blood clotting (Ex. warfarin, rivaroxaban)
  • dopaminergic agonists (used to relieve conditions related to low levels of dopamine such as Parkinson's disease or restless legs syndrome) Ex. L-dopa, bromocriptine
  • nicotine (a medicine used for smoking cessation)
  • carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (used to increase urine output) Ex. acetazolamide

B. Drug - Food interactions

Consult your doctor if you have recently changed your diet (Ex. from normal diet to strict vegetarian diet) as there may be a need for dose adjustments.

Overdosage

If you or anyone else accidentally took more MENTAIMER 10 TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose might include feeling tired, slow heart rate, confusion, dizziness, increased blood pressure, feeling faint, psychosis, feeling agitated, restless or sleepy, slowed movement, unsteady movements, hallucinations, sensation of spinning and vomiting.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Memantine
Pharmacological Category :   N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist
Therapeutic Indication :   Alzheimer’s disease
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep MENTAIMER 10 TABLET out of reach of children
  • Store MENTAIMER 10 TABLET at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT MENTAIMER 10 TABLET

Is MENTAIMER 10 TABLET addictive in nature?

No. MENTAIMER 10 TABLET is not addictive in nature. However, consult your doctor if you experience any unusual withdrawal symptoms.

How and when MENTAIMER 10 TABLET should be taken?

Take MENTAIMER 10 TABLET as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without meals.  Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Try to take MENTAIMER 10 TABLET at the same time each day. Your doctor will decide the time of administration and number of doses per day depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET without consulting your doctor.

Can MENTAIMER 10 TABLET cure dementia?

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET can treat dementia which is caused due to Alzheimer’s disease. However, consult your doctor before taking it.

How long should I use MENTAIMER 10 TABLET to see the results?

Take MENTAIMER 10 TABLET until your doctor advises you to stop. Research shows that it may take around 6 months for MENTAIMER 10 TABLET to show results in the affected patients. However, this period may not be the same for everyone. It differs from patient-to-patient depending upon the severity of the disease. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Can MENTAIMER 10 TABLET be used to enhance memory in children?

No. MENTAIMER 10 TABLET is not a memory enhancer. It only prevents the destruction of brain cells that carries memories in the aging people. It is not suitable for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years) to enhance memory.

Can I stop taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET without consulting the doctor once I feel better?

Do not stop taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET without consulting your doctor. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Medicines are available only to manage its symptoms, and so discontinuation of the therapy may make your symptoms to reappear once again. However, if you feel that your symptoms have disappeared, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor will carefully evaluate your health condition before stopping the therapy.

Can MENTAIMER 10 TABLET make me feel sleepy?

Yes. MENTAIMER 10 TABLET may make you feel sleepy. If you feel sleepy, rest, and relax. Restrict yourself from doing activities that may put you in danger. Avoid driving or handling heavy tools or machines. Consult your doctor if this side effect bothers you.

What medicines should be avoided while taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET?

Before taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET it is important for you to inform your doctor about the use of other medicines that can make you feel more sleepy or drowsy such as ketamine, dextromethorphan, carbamazepine, or phenobarbital. You must also inform your doctor if you have any heart problems, mental disorders, stomach problems or muscle problems and taking medicines to treat the same (such as thioridazine, chlorpromazine, thiothixene, dantrolene, baclofen, cimetidine, ranitidine, quinidine, procainamide amiodarone, flecainide).

What happens when MENTAIMER 10 TABLET is taken along with hydrochlorothiazide?

Avoid taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET with hydrochlorothiazide as it may reduce the effectiveness of MENTAIMER 10 TABLET. Inform your doctor if you are already taking hydrochlorothiazide before starting therapy with MENTAIMER 10 TABLET.

Can MENTAIMER 10 TABLET be taken along with donepezil?

Studies have shown better results in treatment of Alzheimer’s disease when MENTAIMER 10 TABLET is combined with donepezil. However, consult your doctor for advice.

Can MENTAIMER 10 TABLET be used in pregnant women?

MENTAIMER 10 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women and in those who are planning to become pregnant. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Can MENTAIMER 10 TABLET cause headaches? 

Yes. MENTAIMER 10 TABLET may cause headache in some individuals. In case of you are experiencing a headache after taking MENTAIMER 10 TABLET, try to rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on your forehead if needed. Do not consume too much of alcohol. Consult your doctor if your headache persists for a long time.

Can I use MENTAIMER 10 TABLET without consulting a doctor?

No. MENTAIMER 10 TABLET should be used only under medical supervision. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and severity of the disease. Do not take MENTAIMER 10 TABLET without consulting your doctor.

What can be done if I forget to take a dose of MENTAIMER 10 TABLET?

If you forget to take a dose of MENTAIMER 10 TABLET take it as soon as you remember. However, skip the missed dose if it is time for the next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

REFERENCES

1. K.D Tripathi. CNS Stimulants and Cognition Enhancers. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page - 490.

2. Shinji Matsunaga, Taro Kishi, Ikuo Nomura, Kenji Sakuma, Makoto Okuya, Toshikazu Ikuta, Nakao Iwata. The efficacy and safety of memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National centre of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov. October 2018. [Accessed on 21st May 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30222469/

3. Accord Healthcare Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in June 2021] [Accessed on 20th May 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5295.pdf

4. Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. U.S. Food & Drug Administration. [Revised in October 2013] [Accessed on 20th May 2022] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/021487s010s012s014,021627s008lbl.pdf

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