Reminyl belongs to the family of medications called cholinesterase inhibitors. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Reminyl is used to treat mild to moderate confusion (dementia) related to Alzheimer's disease. It does not cure Alzheimer's disease, but it may improve memory, awareness, and the ability to perform daily functions.
Take Reminyl exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The starting recommended dose is 4 mg twice daily. After four weeks, your doctor may increase your dose to 8 mg twice daily. If necessary, your dose may be increased to 12 mg twice daily after an additional four weeks. Some people may benefit from an even higher dose (16 mg twice daily). People with liver or kidney disease may need a lower dosage.
Before taking Reminyl you should talk with your doctor if you have heart problems, kidney disease, kidney failure, stomach or intestinal ulcers, liver disease, liver failure, hepatitis, cirrhosis, bladder problems, asthma, epilepsy or seizures, breathing or lung problems, enlarged prostate, an upcoming surgery, any allergies. This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive or perform tasks that require alertness. Limit alcoholic beverages.
You should not take Reminyl if you are allergic to galantamine or to any of the ingredients of the medication. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Possible side effect
Get emergency medical help if you have headache, muscle aches, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, trouble sleeping, weight loss, lightheadedness, loss of appetite, runny nose, vomiting, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, high or low blood pressure, pale skin, indigestion, blood in urine, dark urine, pale stools, tremor, increased sweating, muscle weakness, slow heartbeat, seizures. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially: anticholinergic medications (clidinium, atropine, dicyclomine, belladonna, scopolamine), cholinergic drugs (ambenonium, donepezil, rivastigmine), cimetidine, ciprofloxacin, antifungal medications (voriconazole, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (celecoxib, etodolac, naproxen, ibuprofen), theophylline. Interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are muscle weakness or twitching, severe stomach cramping, slow or shallow breathing, irregular heartbeat, fainting, seizures.
Store the medicine at room temperature 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store the drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.
The information presented at the site has a general character. Note please this information cannot be used for self-treatment and self diagnosis. You should consult with your doctor or health care adviser regarding any specific instructions of your condition. The information is reliable, but we concede it could contain mistakes. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other damage caused by use of this information on the site and also for consequences of self-treatment.
Customers Who Bought This Product Also Bought:
Active Ingredient: Donepezil
Aricept prevents the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine. People with dementia usually have lower levels of this chemical,... more
Active Ingredient: Dimenhydrinate
Dramamine is an antihistamine and used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness.
Active Ingredient: Carbidopa + Levodopa
Sinemet is a combination product (levodopa and carbidopa) which is used to treat Parkinson's disease.
Active Ingredient: Adapalene
Differin is a retinoid which is used to treat common forms of acne by reducing the number of acne-blocked oil glands.
Active Ingredient: Lamotrigine
Lamictal is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is used to treat seizures or to delay mood episodes in adults with bipolar... more
Active Ingredient: Acetazolamide
Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor used to treat symptoms of altitude sickness. It also belongs to the class of diuretics... more
Active Ingredient: Sotalol
Betapace is a beta-blocker which is prescribed for treating atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter and other types of irregular heart... more
Active Ingredient: Tacrolimus
Prograf is used to prevent the body from rejecting a heart, liver, or kidney transplant and to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Active Ingredient: Alfacalcidol
Alfacip helps to prevent impairment of calcium metabolism associated with low bone density.