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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Namenda oral.

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Condition: Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia
2/2/2016 7:11:59 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

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My dad has only been on 5mg nameneda at night for a week, with this being the first day I increased it to 2x a day. He seems more calm and like his former self when he's awake, but he just wants to sleep. I gave him a pill at 11 am (his first am pill)and he has only been awake long enough to eat one meal and go to the bathroom. Even when he was taking only the night pill he wanted to sleep all ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia
12/5/2015 11:03:21 AM

Reviewer: Wkwood01, 65-74 on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

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Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

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Current Rating: 4

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I am a 70 year old male diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's. T ran in both parents and now my brother and me. I have been taking Namend and Aricept for several years. I noticed an immediate improvement in my short term memory and confusion. Now years later I am beginning to notice a deline once again. I am being changed over to the combined extended release in hopes it will help forestall ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia
1/23/2015 1:03:19 PM

Reviewer: here to help, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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72 yr old husband put on Namenda 10 mg, along with 10 mg Aricept 2 times daily, for 1 week, then increased to 2 times daily. He became more confused and very argumentative and lost his sense of reasoning. He also seemed to hallucinate on occasion.

Condition: Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia
7/13/2014 4:51:03 PM

Reviewer: JoeWras, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 4

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89 y.o. father was put on this (titrated to 28mg XR) and now is a new man. He was having hallucinations and confabulations before, and these are now gone. His short term memory is just slightly better. The biggest improvement is in the clarity and lack of "made up" stuff. I can now call him and talk to him instead of trying to convince him he didn't change out all the electrical ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia
7/1/2014 10:19:46 AM

Reviewer: edw, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

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Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I take one a day Namanda 5 plus one Galantamine HBr 8mg. Do not seem to suffer any side effects. I feel they are holding my problem steady at the moment. I tried Aricept and others but had bad side effects.

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