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Mentra 5mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Mentra 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.

Mentra 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 Mentra Tablet

Side effects of Mentra 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 Mentra

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Sleepiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Breathlessness
  • Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hypersensitivity

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Confusion
    If this medicine makes you feel this way, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. If the feeling does not go away or troubles you, do not take any more medicine and speak to a pharmacist or your doctor.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Abnormal liver function tests
    There may be no symptoms, so your doctor should carry out a blood test and give you advice. Some lifestyle changes can bring down levels of liver enzymes. In general, you will need to stop drinking alcohol or limit the amount you drink, lose weight and keep active. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Eat a healthy diet. Some particular foods like nuts, fatty fish, coffee, tea, olive oil, sprouts and bananas may be beneficial. Try to control stress as this can make your symptoms worse.
  • Coping with Breathlessness
    Control your breaths by breathing in slowly through your nose and breathing out through your mouth. Sitting on a chair and leaning your chest slightly forward may also help. Increase the flow of air around you by opening windows or using a fan. Try to learn breathing techniques and do regular physical exercise. Wearing loose clothing around your waist and chest may also be helpful. Your breathing will usually return to normal within a few weeks of starting the medicine. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or get worse. Shortness of breath can also be a sign of an ongoing or worsening heart problem.

How to use Mentra 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. Mentra 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mentra Tablet works

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

What if you forget to take Mentra Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Mentra 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 Mentra 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 Mentra 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

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FAQs

Q. Does Mentra have abuse potential?

No, Mentra 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 Mentra should be taken?

Mentra 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 Mentra to start working?

For Mentra 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 Mentra?

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

Q. How does Mentra affect a person with dementia?

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

No, Mentra 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 Mentra make you sleepy?

Yes, Mentra may make you sleepy. Mentra 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 Mentra be combined with donepezil?

Yes, Mentra 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 Mentra?

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

Q. Does Mentra have any interaction with cardiac medicines?

Yes, Mentra 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 Mentra which may cause increased toxicity.

Q. Can I stop taking Mentra if I feel better?

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

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