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Almantin 5 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Almantin Tablet

Almantin 5 mg 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.

Almantin 5 mg Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day to maintain 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 doctor. Remember to inform doctor if you have history of seizures, kidney disease, heart disease, or liver disease.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes headache, confusion 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.

Uses of Almantin Tablet

Almantin Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Sleepiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hypersensitivity

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

How Almantin Tablet works

Almantin 5 mg Tablet is an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist. Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease is due to excessive production of glutamate (chemical messenger) in the brain which is mediated by NMDA receptors. Almantin 5 mg Tablet works by preventing the action of NMDA receptors and regulates the production of glutamate.  involved in the transmission of nerve signals. This is how it prevents memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease.

Almantin Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Almantin 5 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Almantin 5 mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Almantin 5 mg Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Almantin 5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Almantin 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Almantin 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Almantin 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Almantin 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Almantin 5 mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Almantin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Almantin 5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Almantin 5 mg Tablet to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
  • It is well tolerated and has lesser side effects as compared to other similar medicines.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration until you know how Almantin 5 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of seizures, kidney disease, heart disease, or liver disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Almantin

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Hi my mom had Parkinson's disease but didn't get any operation but using tablets syndopa last night she take another tablet of pain killer with it by the morning my mom to full shivering of hands and legs so what do u suggest to do?
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I am suffering from Meniere's disease for the last 2 years. I have attack of vertigo after 1 or 2 months regularly.The ENT Doctor prescribed me tablet vertin 16 mg.It helps to control vertigo but does not treat the root cause. Also have hearing loss in left year.Any effective treatment for this condition? I am a diabetic too.
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FAQs

Q. Does Almantin have abuse potential?

No, Almantin 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 Almantin should be taken?

Almantin 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 Almantin to start working?

For Almantin 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 Almantin?

The symptoms which can be observed due to an overdose of Almantin include tiredness, weakness, drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, and/or vomiting. Some may also experience diarrhea, vertigo, agitation, aggression, and walking difficulty.

Q. How does Almantin affect a person with dementia?

Almantin belongs to a class of medications called N-methyl-D- aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists. It works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. Almantin 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 Almantin?

No, Almantin 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 Almantin make you sleepy?

Yes, Almantin may make you sleepy. Almantin 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 Almantin be combined with donepezil?

Yes, Almantin 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 Almantin?

Almantin can interact with several medicines. Taking other medicines along with Almantin can either make Almantin less effective or increase its side effect. Do not take any medicine without talking to your doctor.

Q. Does Almantin have any interaction with cardiac medicines?

Yes, Almantin 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 Almantin which may cause increased toxicity.

Q. Can I stop taking Almantin if I feel better?

No, keep using Almantin as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Almantin can bring back your symptoms of dementia.

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