Admenta - 5mg
|USA Brand Name||Namenda|
|Manufacturer||Sun Pharma Laboratories, India|
What is Admenta 5 mg?
Admenta 5 mg is a medication that treats Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is a neurological condition that impairs a person's memory and other critical mental abilities.
Memantine, an anti-Dementia medication, is an ingredient in Admenta 5 mg tablet.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd manufactures this medicine.
Uses of Admenta 5 mg
The Admenta 5 mg tablet helps treat mild to severe Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative neurologic illness that leads to the atrophy and death of brain cells. Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent cause of dementia, a progressive decrease in a person's cognitive, behavioral, and social abilities that impairs their capacity to operate independently.
Although it cannot reverse the disease, it can benefit the patient by enhancing their awareness, memory, and ability to perform different tasks.
Therefore, it improves a person's cognitive functions.
How Admenta works
It functions as an NMDA receptor antagonist in the brain, which blocks the receptors bound to the chemical glutamate.
The chemical Glutamate is a messenger responsible for the transmission of nerve signals. Overexposure of the Glutamate leads to Alzheimer’s disease.
This medicine’s process decreases abnormal activity in your brain and helps ease Alzheimer's symptoms.
It is advisable to take Admenta tablets as directed by your physician. Take these only with a doctor's prescription.
How to take Admenta-5
Take this medicine the prescribed number of times as per your doctor's directions.
Do not crush, break or chew it. You may take it after a meal. It is advisable to have it at a fixed time regularly.
If you miss a dose of Admenta-5, take it as soon as you recall.
If your next scheduled dose is due already, skip the missed dose and continue your regular schedule. Do not double your dosage.
If you accidentally consumed an additional Admenta 5 mg tablet, call your doctor immediately or go to the hospital in the area.
Overdose symptoms may include fatigue, dizziness, agitation, restlessness or sleepiness, sluggish or erratic movement, hallucinations, vomiting, high blood pressure, and Psychosis.
Strengths and substitutes of Admenta 5 mg
Admenta is also available in a higher dose: Admenta 10 mg.
An alternative to Admenta, containing Memantine, is Donamem 15 mg.
Side effects of Admenta 5 mg
The common side effects of Admenta 5mg are as follows:
- Shortness of breath
- Balance disorders
- High blood pressure
Every medication interacts with a person differently. Before starting any medicine, talk to your doctor about any possible medicine, disease, and food interactions.
Before taking Admenta 5 mg tablet, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:
- Viral infection medications, like Amantadine
- Cough medicines
- Stomach ulcer medications, like Ranitidine
- Muscle spasms medications
- Malaria medications
- Medicine used to treat abnormal heart rhythm, such as Amiodarone
- Anesthetic medicines
Other medical problems you have may influence the effects of this medicine. Make sure to discuss your health history with your doctor, especially if you have any of the following:
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Urinary tract problems
- Epilepsy or seizures
Consider giving up on alcohol or tobacco when you are on Admenta-5, as they may negatively impact the use of this medicine.
Avoid drinking alcohol while using an Admenta-5 tablet. Please speak with your physician about it.
Patients with severe kidney problems should use Admenta 5mg tablets with caution. Please speak with your physician as you may need to change your Admenta dosage.
The side effects of Admenta-5 may affect your ability to drive and operate machinery.
It is best to store Admenta-5 tablets at room temperature in a tidy, dry area. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, moisture, or humidity. Once you've finished using the packaging, discard it properly.
Please do not use the medicine past its expiry date. If the package is already damaged, don't use it. Keep it out of reach from children.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
What is Admenta medicine used for?
Can I stop taking Admenta suddenly?
Do not stop your medication. Keep taking the Admenta 5 mg tablet even if your symptoms improve. This medication does not cure Alzheimer's; it just helps you manage its symptoms.
If you stop taking medicine, such symptoms can get worse. Please speak with your doctor if you want to switch or stop taking this medication.