Q. Does Admenta 10 Tablet have abuse potential?
No, Admenta 10 Tablet 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 Admenta 10 Tablet should be taken?
Admenta 10 Tablet 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 Admenta 10 Tablet to start working?
For Admenta 10 Tablet 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 Admenta 10 Tablet?
The symptoms which can be observed due to an overdose of Admenta 10 Tablet include tiredness, weakness, drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, and/or vomiting. Some may also experience diarrhea, vertigo, agitation, aggression, and walking difficulty.
Q. How does Admenta 10 Tablet affect a person with dementia?
Admenta 10 Tablet belongs to a class of medications called N-methyl-D- aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists. It works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. Admenta 10 Tablet 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.
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 Admenta 10 Tablet?
No, Admenta 10 Tablet 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 Admenta 10 Tablet make you sleepy?
Yes, Admenta 10 Tablet may make you sleepy. Admenta 10 Tablet 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 Admenta 10 Tablet be combined with donepezil?
Yes, Admenta 10 Tablet 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 Admenta 10 Tablet?
Admenta 10 Tablet can interact with several medicines. Taking other medicines along with Admenta 10 Tablet can either make Admenta 10 Tablet less effective or increase its side effect. Do not take any medicine without talking to your doctor.
Q. Does Admenta 10 Tablet have any interaction with cardiac medicines?
Yes, Admenta 10 Tablet 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 Admenta 10 Tablet which may cause increased toxicity.
Q. Can I stop taking Admenta 10 Tablet if I feel better?
No, keep using Admenta 10 Tablet as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Admenta 10 Tablet can bring back your symptoms of dementia.