Namenda XR Medication Information
Available only by prescription, Namenda XR® (memantine XR) is approved for treating moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease. This medication works by affecting certain receptors in the body that may become abnormal in people with Alzheimer's.
Namenda XR comes in the form of an extended-release capsule, and is only taken once daily. It is important to swallow these capsules whole, as crushing or cutting them would cause the active ingredient to be released too quickly.
This product may not be safe for people taking certain other drugs or those with certain medical problems. For this reason, if your healthcare provider is considering prescribing this medication, information on your medical history will help him or her determine if Namenda XR is appropriate for you. For example, you may not be able to take this medicine if you have epilepsy, kidney disease, or a severe urinary tract infection.
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