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NAMENDA® (memantine hydrochloride) is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type. NAMENDA is available by prescription only.

There is no evidence that NAMENDA prevents or slows the underlying disease process in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION FOR NAMENDA

Who should NOT take NAMENDA?
NAMENDA should not be taken by anyone who is allergic (hypersensitive) to memantine, the active substance in NAMENDA, or who has had a bad reaction to NAMENDA or any of its ingredients.

What should be discussed with the healthcare provider before taking NAMENDA?
Before starting NAMENDA, talk to the healthcare provider about all of the patient's past and present medical conditions, including:

  • Seizure disorders
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Liver, kidney or bladder problems

If the patient is taking other medications (including those without a prescription), ask the healthcare provider if NAMENDA is right for the patient.

  • Certain medications, changes in diet, or medical conditions may affect the amount of NAMENDA in the body and possibly increase side effects.

What are the possible side effects of NAMENDA?
The most common side effects associated with NAMENDA treatment are dizziness, confusion, headache, and constipation. This is not a complete list of side effects.

Please see full Prescribing Information.

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