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Galamer OD 8 mg Tablet

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Composition for Galamer OD 8 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Galamer OD 8 mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Galamer Tablet

Uses of Galamer Tablet

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

Galamer Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Galamer are Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Dizziness, Decreased appetite, Weight loss.

How to use Galamer 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. Galamer OD 8 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Galamer Tablet works

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Galamer OD 8 mg 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.

In Depth Information on Galamer Tablet

Expert advice for Galamer Tablet

  • 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.
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Galamer Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Galamer Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Galantamine with alcohol can make you feel sleepy
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Galamer OD 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Galamer OD 8 mg 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 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Galamer OD 8 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Galamer OD 8 mg 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 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Galamer OD 8 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Galamer OD 8 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Galamer Tablet?uses

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

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Frequently asked questions about Galamer Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Galantamine

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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Galamer with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Galamer with Buphenine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Buphenine: Arlidin
Galamer with Oxyphenonium
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Oxyphenonium: Antrenyl
Galamer with Fenoverine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fenoverine: Spasmopriv
Galamer with Cyclandelate
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Cyclandelate: Cevadil, Cyclospasmol
Galamer with Trimebutine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Trimebutine: Trimspa
Galamer with Valethamate
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Valethamate: Tipitosin, Valthamet Bromide, Valosin
Galamer with Atropine
LIFE-THREATENING
Galamer with Camylofin
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Camylofin: Bigspas
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Hyoscine butylbromide: Cholipan
Galamer with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Olarc, Citopam, Cetadep, Cita, Topdep, Celica, Citalomine, Citalent, Citola, Cytop, Madam, Citalin
Galamer with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Vhope, Vorifit, Vorzu
Galamer with Fluconazole
SERIOUS
Galamer with Fluvoxamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluvoxamine: Boxamine, Voxinix, Uvox, Voxidep, Voxazen, Voxamin, Psyvoxin, Fluxam, Sorest, Fluvoxin, Fluvo, Frext
Galamer with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Galamer with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Terminator, Anibret, Tzorg, Tinazen, Fluty TF, Terbit, Tinafine, Phyte
Galamer with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dapoxetine: Actinex, DA Sutra, Stay Tal, Dapoxy, Dapnex, Duraject, Appynite, Dejac, Xydap, Dapox, Ejalong, Prilyxet
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