Reminyl tablets 12 mg for dementia and Alzheimer (galantamine hydrobromide, Razadyne)
What are Reminyl tablets 12 mg for dementia and Alzheimer (galantamine hydrobromide, Razadyne)?
Reminyl tablets are formulated with galantamine hydrobromide, a salt form of galantamine, which can be derived either synthetically or naturally from specific plants' bulbs and flowers. Its mechanism of action involves inhibiting an enzyme responsible for breaking down acetylcholine, a crucial neurotransmitter in the brain, thereby facilitating improved nerve signaling. Consequently, Reminyl tablets lead to heightened concentration, enhanced memory, and improved cognitive function.
These tablets have proven effective in treating cognitive decline observed in individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. By administering this medication, the progression of dementia symptoms, such as memory impairment, cognitive challenges related to time and place, and difficulties in making judgments, can be delayed. Notably, clinical studies with over 6800 patients consistently demonstrated positive outcomes when using galantamine over a treatment period ranging from 3 to 6 months.
Active principles: galantamine hydrobromide
Amount: 56 tablets
Maker: Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K., Tokyo, Japan
Indications: slowing the progress of dementia in patients with Alzheimer’s disease
How to take
Adults should start taking this medicine at dosage of 4 mg of active principle at a time, 2 times a day. After 4 weeks, the dosage should be increased up to 8 mg at a time, 2 times a day. Your doctor may increase the dosage up to 12 mg at a time, 2 times a day, according to your symptoms. The increase should be made only after this medicine has been administered for 4 weeks or longer at the preceding dose level.
Please note that this preparation contains 12 mg of active ingredient in one tablet.
This medicine should be taken strictly after a meal as otherwise may worsen adverse reactions.
Contraindications: do not use for the following patients:
- patients with heart diseases,
- patients with electrolyte abnormality,
- patients with sick sinus syndrome,
- patients with a history of gastric ulcer or duodenal ulcer, gastrointestinal obstruction, lower urinary tract obstruction,
- patients with Parkinson’s disease or Parkinsonian syndrome.
- patients who recently have undergone an operation on the digestive tract or on the urinary bladder.
- patients with convulsive disorders such as epilepsy or a history of such disorders,
- patients with a history of bronchial asthma or obstructive lung disease,
- patients with liver disorder or renal disorder,
- pregnant or breastfeeding women.
As this medicine may cause dizziness or sleepiness, patient should avoid operating dangerous machinery, working at heights or driving a car while taking this medicine.
As this medicine may provoke the weight loss, a patient should take care of their weight changes.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.