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