The effects of Namzaric on unborn babies or breast milk have not been established. However, it is important for your physician to know if you are breastfeeding or are or planning to become pregnant.
How Effective is Namzaric?
Namzaric is a medication that is a combination of donepezil and memantine. Donepezil effectively works on the brain’s nerve cell function by preventing the collapse of acetylcholine. Those experiencing dementia appear to have a lower incidence of this chemical. Acetylcholine affects memory, reasoning, and thinking. Memantine controls chemicals in the brain that may be related to Alzheimer’s dementia.
Namzaric is prescribed to effectively treat the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia.
Namzaric is not considered a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and is not meant to stop or delay the onset of the disease. Rather, Namzaric has been shown to reduce some of the behavioral symptoms of dementia to provide a more enhanced quality of life as the disease progresses.
All instructions on the label and provided by your primary medical provider should be strictly followed. You should inform all your medical providers about your medical conditions, all medications, and allergies.
Prior to Taking Namzaric
If you are allergic to Namzaric or its ingredients, you should not take the medication. To ensure the safe use of Namzaric, it is important you bring the following issues to medical attention:
- Asthma or other breathing problems.
- Kidney disease.
- Heart disease.
- Liver disease.
- Irregular heart rate.
- Bladder obstruction or other problems with urination.
- Seizure disorder.
- Stomach ulcer.
- Stomach or intestinal blood loss.
How to Take Namzaric?
It is important to take Namzaric precisely as prescribed by your physician. All instructions on the medication label should be explicitly followed. It is important not to use Namzaric at more or less than the prescribed dosage or longer than the medication is prescribed.
Namzaric should be taken before going to sleep unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
Food does not affect Namzaric.
Extended-release capsules of Namzaric should not be crushed, broken, or chewed and should be swallowed whole.
The Namzaric capsule may be opened to mix the granules with pudding or applesauce if you have swallowing problems. Swallow the mixture immediately and do not store it for later use.
Broken or damaged capsules should not be used.
Do not stop taking Namzaric medicine all of a sudden as it can make your condition even worsen then before.
Namzaric should not be suddenly discontinued as your condition could worsen. The medication should be stored at regular temperature away from heat, light, and moisture.
What is the Recommended Dosage of Namzaric?
Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease – Regular Adult Dosage:
Patients should be treated with memantine (10 milligrams twice daily or 28 milligrams of the extended-release medication daily) and donepezil 10 milligrams daily. An evening dose of memantine 28 milligrams and extended-release donepezil 10 milligrams should also be taken before bedtime.
Namzaric should be started one day after the last separate doses of memantine and donepezil.
Namzaric is to be used as part of a regimen to treat the untoward effects of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s dementia in patients already receiving:
Memantine 10 milligrams dosage twice daily or daily extended-release 28 milligrams.
Memantine 5 milligrams dosage twice daily or once daily extended-release 14 milligrams.
Donepezil 10 milligrams dosage once daily in patients with renal disorders.
What are the Side Effects of Namzaric?
Emergency medical attention should be sought for treatment of possible allergic reactions to Namzaric.
The medication should be stopped and your physician contacted for any of these severe side effects of Namzaric:
- Severe continuous vomiting
- Stomach bleeding
- Severe heartburn
- Passing out
- Stomach pain
- Slow heart rate
- Black or tarry stools
- Coughing up blood
- Problems with urination
- Coffee-ground emesis
More common side effects of Namzaric include: