Almantin 5mg Tablet

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Composition for Almantin 5mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Almantin Tablet

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Uses of Almantin Tablet

Almantin 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
It should be used in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.
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Side effects of Almantin Tablet

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Dizziness, Headache, Confusion, Constipation.

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How to use Almantin Tablet

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Almantin 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Almantin Tablet works

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease is due to an imbalance of chemical messengers in the brain. Almantin 5mg tablet works by blocking the action of glutamate, a chemical messenger involved in the transmission of nerve signals.

In Depth Information on Almantin Tablet

Expert advice for Almantin Tablet

  • Almantin slows down the progression of the disease; it doesn't stop or reverse it.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any heart problems (high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, slow or irregular heart rate).
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any epileptic seizures. Almantin may raise the chances of seizure if you had in the past.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Almantin 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Almantin 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Almantin 5mg Tablet should be used with caution during lacta
tion. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Almantin 5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
SAFE
Almantin 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Almantin 5mg Tablet is recommended.

A dosage reduction is recommended in patients with severe renal impairment
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Memantine, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Almantin 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Memantine

A psychotropic drug is a medicine affecting the mind, emotions, and behaviour. Almantin has a beneficial effect on the behavioural symptoms of patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's Disease. Therefore it is considered as a psychotropic agent.
No. Almantin is not a narcotic. It does not have habit forming potential.
No. Mood stabilisers are used to treat mania and bipolar disorder. Almantin is not approved for these conditions yet, although studies are going on for the role of Almantin in these diseases also.
No. Almantin does not fit in the generally accepted "Nootropic" descriptor for healthy people. Nootropics are drugs which increase cognition/ motivation/ creativity in healthy individuals. Almantin, on the other hand, improves cognition in patients with Alzheimer's Disease.
Q. Is Almantin a cholinesterase inhibitor?
No. Almantin does not function by inhibiting the cholinesterase enzyme found in the endings of nerve cells. Rather, it acts by preventing the toxicity of an excitatory substance called glutamate in the brain.
Yes. Almantin acts as an antagonist at the NMDA receptor. This is the receptor in the brain through which glutamate, an excitatory substance, damages the nerve cells in the brain, which is found in Alzheimer's disease.
Cmax (Peak plasm concentration) of Almantin is 35-40 ng/ml.
Q. Can I take Almantin with vitamin D?
It has been reported in some studies that a combination of Almantin and Vitamin D improves cognition in Alzheimer's Disease. However, more studies are required to confirm this finding.
Q. Can I take Almantin with vitamin E?
Some studies have reported that among patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, taking alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) with Almantin slows the progressive functional decline. However, more studies are required to confirm this finding.
Almantin is started when a person starts suffering from moderate to severe Alzheimer's Disease and has failed other options. Despite years of research for mild Alzheimer's Disease, Almantin has not been found to be useful in it.
Almantin is prescribed to improve the cognitive (memory) function in patients with Alzheimer's Disease when other treatment options like cholinesterase enzyme inhibitors have failed.
Q. What is the interaction of Almantin with metformin?
The interaction between Almantin and Metformin is minor. Almantin oral increases the level or effect of metformin by nonacidic drugs competing for the same pathway through the kidney.
Q. What is the interaction of Almantin with warfarin?
No known interaction between Almantin and Warfarin has been found.
The role of Almantin in Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is controversial. Some studies suggest that it is safe and efficacious in this disease whereas others have shown exacerbation of LBD due to Almantin. Almantin is not approved for use in Lewy Body Dementia.
Q. Can Almantin combined with donepezil?
A combination of Almantin and Donepezil can be given in moderate to severe Alzheimer's Disease. It has been shown that the combination may have additive effects i.e. effects of both drugs are added when given together in some studies.
Q. Can Almantin be used with rivastigmine?
Almantin in combination with rivastigmine is safe and beneficial in patients with Alzheimer's Disease. Patients have improvement or stabilisation on dual therapy.
Almantin is not indicated for use in chronic pain. It has been proposed as a medication for the treatment of neuropathic pain for its mechanism, safety, lack of serious adverse effects, and the relatively rapid onset of action. However, studies have not been promising so far and its routine use in neuropathic pain is not currently recommended.
Almantin is not indicated for use in Opioid withdrawal. In a number of small studies, it has been seen that Almantin decreased the expression of opioid physical dependence in humans but there is a need for more studies in this field.
Almantin has failed to demonstrate clinical efficacy in autism. Studies are currently in progress for other clinical applications.
Almantin has failed to demonstrate clinical efficacy in vascular dementia although it was well-tolerated.
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