Medicine Overview of Mentadem Tablet
How to use Mentadem 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. Mentadem 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Mentadem Tablet works
Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease is due to an imbalance of chemical messengers in the brain. Mentadem 5mg Tablet works by blocking the action of glutamate, a chemical messenger involved in the transmission of nerve signals.
In Depth Information on Mentadem Tablet
Expert advice for Mentadem Tablet
- Mentadem slows down the progression of the disease; it doesn't stop or reverse it.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any heart problems (high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, slow or irregular heart rate).
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any epileptic seizures. Mentadem may raise the chances of seizure if you had in the past.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Mentadem Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Mentadem Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Mentadem 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Mentadem 5mg Table+more
t during lactation. Please consult your doctor....
Mentadem 5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Mentadem 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients+more
with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mentadem 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Mentadem 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mentadem 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Limited information is available on the use of Mentadem 5mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease....
Limited information is available on the use of Mentadem 5mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Memantine, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Mentadem Tablet
Frequently asked questions about Memantine
A psychotropic drug is a medicine affecting the mind, emotions, and behaviour. Mentadem has a beneficial effect on the behavioural symptoms of patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's Disease. Therefore it is considered as a psychotropic agent.
No. Mentadem is not a narcotic. It does not have habit forming potential.
No. Mood stabilisers are used to treat mania and bipolar disorder. Mentadem is not approved for these conditions yet, although studies are going on for the role of Mentadem in these diseases also.
No. Mentadem does not fit in the generally accepted "Nootropic" descriptor for healthy people. Nootropics are drugs which increase cognition/ motivation/ creativity in healthy individuals. Mentadem, on the other hand, improves cognition in patients with Alzheimer's Disease.
Q. Is Mentadem a cholinesterase inhibitor?
No. Mentadem does not function by inhibiting the cholinesterase enzyme found in the endings of nerve cells. Rather, it acts by preventing the toxicity of an excitatory substance called glutamate in the brain.
Yes. Mentadem acts as an antagonist at the NMDA receptor. This is the receptor in the brain through which glutamate, an excitatory substance, damages the nerve cells in the brain, which is found in Alzheimer's disease.
Cmax (Peak plasm concentration) of Mentadem is 35-40 ng/ml.
Q. Can I take Mentadem with vitamin D?
It has been reported in some studies that a combination of Mentadem and Vitamin D improves cognition in Alzheimer's Disease. However, more studies are required to confirm this finding.
Q. Can I take Mentadem with vitamin E?
Some studies have reported that among patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, taking alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) with Mentadem slows the progressive functional decline. However, more studies are required to confirm this finding.
Mentadem is started when a person starts suffering from moderate to severe Alzheimer's Disease and has failed other options. Despite years of research for mild Alzheimer's Disease, Mentadem has not been found to be useful in it.
Mentadem is prescribed to improve the cognitive (memory) function in patients with Alzheimer's Disease when other treatment options like cholinesterase enzyme inhibitors have failed.
Q. What is the interaction of Mentadem with metformin?
The interaction between Mentadem and Metformin is minor. Mentadem oral increases the level or effect of metformin by nonacidic drugs competing for the same pathway through the kidney.
Q. What is the interaction of Mentadem with warfarin?
No known interaction between Mentadem and Warfarin has been found.
The role of Mentadem in Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is controversial. Some studies suggest that it is safe and efficacious in this disease whereas others have shown exacerbation of LBD due to Mentadem. Mentadem is not approved for use in Lewy Body Dementia.
Q. Can Mentadem combined with donepezil?
A combination of Mentadem and Donepezil can be given in moderate to severe Alzheimer's Disease. It has been shown that the combination may have additive effects i.e. effects of both drugs are added when given together in some studies.
Q. Can Mentadem be used with rivastigmine?
Mentadem in combination with rivastigmine is safe and beneficial in patients with Alzheimer's Disease. Patients have improvement or stabilisation on dual therapy.
Mentadem is not indicated for use in chronic pain. It has been proposed as a medication for the treatment of neuropathic pain for its mechanism, safety, lack of serious adverse effects, and the relatively rapid onset of action. However, studies have not been promising so far and its routine use in neuropathic pain is not currently recommended.
Mentadem is not indicated for use in Opioid withdrawal. In a number of small studies, it has been seen that Mentadem decreased the expression of opioid physical dependence in humans but there is a need for more studies in this field.
Mentadem has failed to demonstrate clinical efficacy in autism. Studies are currently in progress for other clinical applications.
Mentadem has failed to demonstrate clinical efficacy in vascular dementia although it was well-tolerated.
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