Why use Galamer in treating the symptoms of dementia?
Galamer is an FDA approved drug used for treating the symptoms of dementia. It belongs to the class of drug known as cholinesterase inhibitors. It effectively inhibits the action of a certain enzyme in the brain responsible for the destruction of chemicals that the nerve cells use in communicating with one another.
How does Galamer work?
Galamer contains Galantamine as an active ingredient. It works by inhibiting the action of acetyl cholinesterase. This enzyme destructs a certain enzyme in the brain needed for memory and thought. Galamer can help improve the ability to think and to remember in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
How to use Galamer?
Galamer is available here in a tablet form that you need to take by mouth. Take the tablet two times a day in the morning and in the evening. Take Galamer with a meal and around the same time each day. Do not take more than the recommended dose. You will less likely to experience the side effects if you will follow the advice of your doctor. Your doctor will give you a low dose first and will gradually increase your dose not more often than once every 4 weeks. Do not stop taking this medication without the knowledge of your doctor. Continue taking it even if you feel well.
What are the side effects of Galamer?
The following are lists of possible side effects of this drug:
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
- stomach pain
- extreme tiredness
- pale skin
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- runny nose
Serious side effects are:
- difficulty urinating
- pain or burning while urinating
- blood in the urine
- slowed heartbeat
- shortness of breath
- red blood in the stools
- black and tarry stools
- vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- bloody vomit
Warning and Precautions
Before taking Galamer, tell your doctors if you are:
- Allergic to its active ingredient
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have asthma and other lung diseases
- You have kidney and liver problems
- You are having a surgery
- Taking any other medications including vitamins and supplements
Other things to consider:
- Limit alcoholic beverages because it can add up to the drowsiness the drug may cause.
- Do not drive a car or operate machinery.