Basic Information on Namenda
General considerations for when and how to take Namenda include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet and oral solution (liquid) form. It is taken by mouth, usually twice a day, although it is taken just once a day at first.
- Namenda can be taken with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with a little food.
- With the liquid form, be sure you know how to correctly measure the proper dosage. It should be taken directly, not mixed into any foods or beverages.
- Be sure to take Namenda at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Namenda will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of Namenda your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How well your kidneys function
- How you respond to the drug
- Other medications you may take
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Namenda Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Namenda. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
(Click Namenda Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)