Almantin 5mg Tablet

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Introduction

Almantin 5mg 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 5mg 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.

Uses of Almantin Tablet

Benefits of Almantin Tablet

In Alzheimer's disease

Almantin 5mg Tablet improves learning, memory and information processing (cognitive function) in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. These problems in memory and thinking may start interfering with daily activities and worsen your condition. This medicine will help in managing Alzheimer’s disease effectively. It will make it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life. Do not stop taking it unless advised by the doctor. It can take several weeks for your symptoms to improve; so keep using the medicine even if you do not think it is working.

Side effects of Almantin Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Almantin

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Sleepiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Breathlessness
  • 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 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Almantin Tablet works

Almantin 5mg 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 5mg 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.

Safety Advice

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

What if you forget to take Almantin Tablet?

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

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Almantin 5mg 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 5mg 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amantadine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
NMDA inhibitors- Alzheimer's disease

Patient Concerns

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Why the failure of Alzheimer's therapy now a days???
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
as the disese mechanisms are still not defined in absolute terms; still PATIENT is needed and is ongoing
Sir, My father ( an advocate) has developed symptoms of Alzheimer recently and sometimes he takes medicines on his own. He gets weak and unable to walk after taking tablets. Is there any test which can tell which medicines that he took? He takes Ayurved, Allopath, Homeopathy all and does not listen to me. Kindly help
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Dear Sir Thank you for consulting with me. Alzheimer's disease is a difficult disease to handle since patient develops dementia or forgetfulness. There are no blood tests which can tell you which medicines he took. Please consult a neurologist/ Psychiatrist
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FAQs

Q. Does Almantin 5mg Tablet have abuse potential?

No, Almantin 5mg Tablet 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 5mg Tablet should be taken?

Almantin 5mg Tablet 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 5mg Tablet to start working?

For Almantin 5mg Tablet 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 5mg Tablet?

The symptoms which can be observed due to an overdose of Almantin 5mg Tablet include tiredness, weakness, drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, and/or vomiting. Some may also experience diarrhea, vertigo, agitation, aggression, and walking difficulty.

Q. How does Almantin 5mg Tablet affect a person with dementia?

Almantin 5mg Tablet belongs to a class of medications called N-methyl-D- aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists. It works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. Almantin 5mg Tablet 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 5mg Tablet?

No, Almantin 5mg Tablet 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 5mg Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, Almantin 5mg Tablet may make you sleepy. Almantin 5mg Tablet 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 5mg Tablet be combined with donepezil?

Yes, Almantin 5mg Tablet 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 5mg Tablet?

Almantin 5mg Tablet can interact with several medicines. Taking other medicines along with Almantin 5mg Tablet can either make Almantin 5mg Tablet less effective or increase its side effect. Do not take any medicine without talking to your doctor.

Q. Does Almantin 5mg Tablet have any interaction with cardiac medicines?

Yes, Almantin 5mg Tablet 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 5mg Tablet which may cause increased toxicity.

Q. Can I stop taking Almantin 5mg Tablet if I feel better?

No, keep using Almantin 5mg Tablet as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Almantin 5mg Tablet can bring back your symptoms of dementia.

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