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Composition FOR GALAMER

Galantamine(8mg)

food interaction for GALAMER

alcohol interaction for GALAMER

pregnancy interaction for GALAMER

lactation interaction for GALAMER

medicine interaction for GALAMER

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Galamer 8 mg tablet with food.
Taking Galantamine with alcohol can make you feel sleepy
UNSAFE
Galamer 8 mg 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR GALAMER

Galantamine(8mg)

Uses

Galamer 8 mg tablet is used in the treatment of alzheimer's disease (brain disorder that affects memory and intellectual ability) dementia in parkinson's disease

How it works

Galamer 8 mg tablet Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease is due to disturbance of message signals in the brain. The Galamer 8 mg tablet works by increasing the levels of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger involved in the transmission of nerve signals.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pale colored skin, Depression, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Difficulty in urination, Fatigue, Headache, Heartburn, Stomach pain, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Running nose, Vomiting, Weight loss

COMMON DOSAGE FOR GALAMER 8 MG TABLET

Patients taking GALAMER 8 MG TABLET

  • 50%
    Once A Day
  • 42%
    Thrice A Day
  • 8%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR GALAMER

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Expert advice FOR GALAMER

  • Consult your doctor if you have any heart disorder, electrolyte disturbances, peptic (stomach) ulcer disease, acute abdominal pain, a disorder of the nervous system (like fits or Parkinson’s disease), asthma, pneumonia, difficulties passing urine, or if you had an operation on the gut or bladder.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as galantamine may cause drowsiness.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking galantamine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Galantamine should be used with caution in elderly as they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR GALAMER

Galantamine

Q. Is galantamine safe?
Galantamine is a safe and effective drug if used according to the prescribed dosage for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia in Alzheimer's disease

Q. Is galantamine a psychotropic drug?
Galantamine is a psychotropic drug used in the treatment of dementia associated with alzheimer's disease

Q. Is galantamine the same as Aricept?
Galantamine and Aricept (donepezil) are not the same. They however belong to the same class of drugs called ‘cholinesterase inhibitors' used in the treatment of dementia associated with alzheimer's disease.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)