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Drug Interactions

Namenda can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Namenda Drug Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Namenda?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
 
  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • A severe urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Renal tubular acidosis, a kidney disorder
  • Any other type of kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Namenda Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Namenda may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Confusion
  • Changes in the heart rhythm
  • Unconsciousness
  • Psychosis (such as hallucinations or delusions)
  • Drowsiness
  • Vertigo (a spinning sensation)
  • Slow movement or an unsteady gait
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Coma.
     
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Namenda Overdose for more information.)
 
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