USES OF ADMENTA TABLET
- Alzheimer's disease
Admenta 10 Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. It helps to slow down the progression of moderate to severe Alzheimer's by improving memory and thinking. This medicine works by blocking a chemical messenger involved in the transmission of nerve signals.
Admenta 10 Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the blood. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor. Remember to inform the doctor if you have a history of seizures, kidney disease, heart disease, or liver disease.
Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, confusion, sleepiness, abnormal liver function tests, balance disorder and shortness of breath. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated.
Warning & Precautions
Pregnancy & Breast Feeding
- Admenta 10 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
- Information regarding the use of Admenta 10 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving & Using Machines
- Admenta 10 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
How to Use
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Admenta 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Balance disorder (loss of balance)
- Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Keep this medicine out of reach of children
- Store in a refrigerator at 15-25ºC
Q. Does Admenta have abuse potential?
No, Admenta does not have abuse potential. On the contrary, it may prevent excess use of addictive drugs such as morphine or ethanol.
Q. When and how Admenta should be taken?
Admenta should be taken orally once a day. To benefit from your medicine you should take it regularly every day at the same time of the day. The tablets should be swallowed with some water. The tablets can be taken with or without food.
Q. How long does it take for Admenta to start working?
For Admenta to start working and show its full benefits, it may require between 3 and 8 hours. The doctor may require a follow-up clinical assessment to check the progress after 4 weeks and then 6 months after the first assessment.
Q. What are the symptoms of overdosage of Admenta?
The symptoms which can be observed due to an overdose of Admenta include tiredness, weakness, drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, and/or vomiting. Some may also experience diarrhea, vertigo, agitation, aggression, and walking difficulty.
Q. How does Admenta affect a person with dementia?
Admenta belongs to a class of medications called N-methyl-D- aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists. It works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. Admenta may improve the ability to think and remember. It may also reduce the deterioration of these abilities in people who have Alzheimer's disease. However, with time the effectiveness of this medicine will reduce and it may not be able to cure Alzheimer's disease or prevent the loss of these abilities.
Q. What is dementia?
Dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behavior, and the ability to perform everyday activities. Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide. Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia which contributes to around 60 to 70% of cases.
Q. Can I just stop taking Admenta?
No, Admenta should not be stopped even if you feel well. This medicine only helps to control the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease but does not cure it. If you need to stop the medication then doctor should be consulted first.
Q. Does Admenta make you sleepy?
Yes, Admenta may make you sleepy. Admenta has minor to moderate influence on the ability to drive and usage of machines. In such cases, outpatients should be warned to take special care.
Q. Can Admenta be combined with donepezil?
Yes, Admenta can be combined with donepezil, as there will be no increased adverse effects. However, this combination will not cure Alzheimer's, but it can only improve thinking ability, short term memory, and other related symptoms.
Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Admenta?
Admenta can interact with several medicines. Taking other medicines along with Admenta can either make Admenta less effective or increase its side effect. Do not take any medicine without talking to your doctor.
Q. Does Admenta have any interaction with cardiac medicines?
Yes, Admenta may interfere with the working of hydrochlorothiazide (HCT). It decreases the levels of HCT which will reduce the effectiveness of HCT. Also, procainamide and quinidine may increase levels of Admenta which may cause increased toxicity.
Q. Can I stop taking Admenta if I feel better?
No, keep using Admenta as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Admenta can bring back your symptoms of dementia.
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