Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This site is operated by Forest Laboratories, Inc. ("Forest"). Forest respects your privacy and is committed to the protection of personal information. Our Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about the policies that govern our collection, management, use, and disclosure of the information that you may provide via our websites. Before using or submitting information to this site, please read this Privacy Policy in its entirety. Please be aware that this Privacy Policy describes Forest's sites generally, although the particular site you are viewing may not include all the items described in this policy.

Unless otherwise indicated, Forest's websites are intended only for residents of the United States and for users age eighteen (18) and older. By using this site, you acknowledge that you reside in the United States and are at least 18 years of age. Use of these websites is governed by applicable federal and state laws and governmental regulations in the United States. Your use of this site constitutes your consent to application of such laws and regulations and to our Privacy Policy.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you request information, products, or services from our sites, or ask us to resolve complaints or concerns, we may request certain information, such as your name, contact information, and other identifying information necessary to fulfill your request. Your name, address, email address, and any other personally identifiable information you provide may be used by Forest to provide you with information, such as marketing and healthcare communications about Forest's products. We may use your information to improve the value of our site's content, to present the site in a fashion customized to match your preferences, to supply information to you (if you requested it), for market research and other marketing purposes, and for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy. We give you notice of how your information will be used at the point of collection. Please do not submit any personal information if you do not want it to be collected.

DISCLOSURE AND TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Forest will not sell or rent the personally identifiable information collected via this site to a third party. Selected third parties do, however, provide Forest with support services and such parties may, from time to time, have access to your information to enable them to provide those services. When we work with such third parties, they are contractually restricted from using your personal information in any manner other than as may be necessary to perform their services and we require that they have procedures and policies in place to protect the privacy of your information. Forest reserves the right to disclose information collected on our sites in order to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law.

In the event that Forest (or the assets thereof) is bought, sold or otherwise transferred, your information will likely be included among the transferred business assets.

You can notify Forest that you wish to be removed from our contact list, update your personal information or change your marketing preferences, or discontinue receiving information at any time. See How To Contact Us below.

Marketing

We may send you targeted marketing and healthcare communications based on information you have submitted to us. For instance, if we know that you are female, you may receive information on products for women that a male visitor may not receive. We may also send you information that we believe will benefit you or that you may find of interest, including information about Forest products. You can notify Forest that you wish to be removed from our list and discontinue receiving information at any time. See How To Contact Us below.

Security

Please bear in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. More specifically, email sent to or from this site may not be secure. As a result, you should take particular care in deciding what information you send via email. In addition, any passwords, ID numbers, or other special access numbers you might use to access any part of this site are your responsibility; take care to safeguard them.

Forest takes reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information from misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and unlawful or accidental loss or destruction. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and personnel procedures to safeguard and correctly use your information.

Links to Other Websites

Links or references to other websites may appear within this site. We may not control these websites. You should be aware that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any websites other than those operated by Forest. Visitors to other websites are encouraged to read their privacy policies before exploring them.

Children

Children under the age of 18 are not the intended audience for this site. We will not knowingly collect information from site visitors in this age group without parental consent. We encourage parents to be aware of their children's use of the Internet and discuss what kind of information they are allowed to disclose to websites.

PASSIVE COLLECTION OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

Like many other websites, this site may collect some anonymous information passively as you navigate through the site (that is, this information is gathered without your actively providing it) using various technologies and means, such as cookies, Internet tags or web beacons, and navigational data collection. Your Internet browser automatically transmits to this site some of this anonymous information, such as the URL of the website you just came from and the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the browser version your computer is currently using.

This site may use and combine such passively collected anonymous information to provide better service to site visitors, customize the site based on your preferences, compile and analyze statistics and trends, and otherwise administer and improve the site for your use. Such information is not combined with personally identifiable information collected elsewhere on the site unless you have consented.

Navigational data (log files, server logs, and clickstream data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, for market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This site may or may not use navigational data.

One of the ways information may be passively collected is by the use of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. IP addresses are generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information. This is because most IP addresses are dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet) rather than static (being unique to any one particular user's computer). We may use your IP address to improve or administer the site, diagnose server problems, report aggregate information, or to determine the fastest connection route between your computer and our site.

Another method for passive information collection is by means of cookies. A cookie is a small data text file which a website stores on your computer's hard drive (if your browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you. Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on websites and to collect aggregate statistical information.

This site may use both cookies and session cookies. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer's hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer. Refer to your browser instructions to learn more about cookies. Please be aware, however, that cookies might be necessary to provide you with certain website features.

How to Contact Us

If you would like to be removed from Forest's contact list, update your personal information or change your marketing preferences, please follow the opt-out directions included in the emails you receive from Forest or contact us at privacy.office@frx.com.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information collection practices of this site, please contact us at privacy.office@frx.com.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Forest reserves the right to modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at its discretion. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this site in a timely manner. Please check back periodically, especially before you provide any personally identifiable information.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 10/17/2012.

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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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