Galamer OD 8 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Galamer Tablet ER

Galamer OD 8 Tablet is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in Parkinson's disease.

Galamer Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss

How to use Galamer Tablet ER

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. Galamer OD 8 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Galamer Tablet ER works

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Galamer OD 8 Tablet is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) involved in transmmission of nerve signals. This improves memory and thinking.

Galamer Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Galantamine with alcohol can make you feel sleepy
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Galamer OD 8 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Galamer OD 8 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Galamer OD 8 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Galamer OD 8 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Galamer OD 8 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Galamer OD 8 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Galamer OD 8 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Galamer OD 8 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Galamer Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Galamer OD 8 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Galamer OD 8 Tablet to slow the progression of alzheimer's disease and treat dementia in parkinson's disease.
  • It does not cure alzheimer's, but may help with brain function and doing daily activities.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Galamer OD 8 Tablet.
  • Monitor your body weight regularly as both Galamer OD 8 Tablet and  alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
  • Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Galamer OD 8 Tablet affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop muscle tremors, especially if you have parkinson’s disease.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Galamer with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Flotin, Serodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zosert
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Kopram
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. Is Galamer safe?

Galamer 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 Galamer a psychotropic drug?

Galamer is a psychotropic drug used in the treatment of dementia associated with alzheimer's disease

Q. Is Galamer the same as Aricept?

Galamer 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 7th May 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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