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Razadyne or the generic Galantamine may be prescribed to treat mild to moderate dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, is a brain disorder that affects areas of the brain involved in memory, intelligence, and judgment. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
One of the features of Alzheimer's disease appears to be a lower than normal level of acetylcholine one of many neurotransmitters found in your brain. This is due in part to degeneration of brain cells, in particular those that normally release acetylcholine. Razadyne works by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine by inhibiting the action of an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase which destroys acetylcholine. This results in an increase in the concentration of your acetylcholine neurotransmitters your thinking improves.
Alzheimer's disease (AD) usually begins after age 60 and starts slowly. Short term memory is usually affected early on in the disease and people with AD may have trouble remembering names of people they know or events that happened recently. As the disease progresses, people with AD may forget how to perform simple daily tasks or wander away from home and will eventually require full time care. Treatment with medication like Razadyne or Galantamine generic will not cure Alzheimer’s disease, but may improve the ability to think and remember or slow the loss of these abilities in people who have AD.
Be sure to advise your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions: kidney disease; liver disease; urination problems, epilepsy or seizures; heart disease; asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or stomach ulcers as your ability to safely take Razadyne may be affected.
There are a number of medications that may interact with Razadyne to produce undesirable or harmful side effects so provide your doctor with a complete list of medications, vitamins and supplements that you are taking to be sure this drug is safe for you. To lower your risk of side effects, your dosage of Razadyne will be gradually increased until you reach your target dose.
To lower your risk of side effects, your dosage of Razadyne or Galantamine generic will be gradually increased until you reach your target dose.
If you experience any of these more serious side effects while taking Razadyne, you should contact your doctor immediately: seizures, difficulty or pain while urinating, fainting, slowed heartbeat, shortness of breath, bloody vomit, severe stomach pain, red blood in the stools, black and tarry stools, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.