Admenta 10 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.
Admenta 10 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.
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
Warning & Precautions:
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Admenta 10 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Admenta 10 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.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Admenta 10 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Admenta 10 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Admenta 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Admenta 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Admenta 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Admenta 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Limited information is available on the use of Admenta 10 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
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.
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 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?
Affirmative, 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?
Affirmative, 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?
Affirmative, 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.
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