The People's Perspective on Medicine

Memantine

Namenda is used to treat dementia in Alzheimer's patients. 

Full prescribing information is available at:

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=5210

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namenda

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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Is memantime good for depression!

I have just recently been “put on” Namenda (about three months ago). My dosage is 10mg 2X/day. My complaint to my neurologist was extreme, long-term (yrs!) dizziness (I have ‘MS’, among other neuro issues). His placing me on Namenda has resulted in an almost-miraculous “right sizing” (ie, REDUCTION!) of said dizziness, and specifically the “g-force feelings” w/in my head.

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