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Razadyne ER (Galantamine)

Known as Reminyl in the UK

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Generic Equivalent - Razadyne ER (Galantamine)

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Strength
Qty
8mg
16mg
24mg

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    Description

    Your doctor may prescribe Razadyne ER to treat dementia and cognitive impairment symptoms if you have been diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s disease (AD) type 1.

    AD is a progressive disorder where a person experiences worsening memory loss and confusion. Razadyne ER may be prescribed to treat symptoms of dementia, including the loss of ability to perform tasks, trouble concentrating, and increased confusion.

    Razadyne ER works by increasing the amount of cholinergic signals in the brain’s neurons, which is thought to be related to the progression of AD.

    Directions

    The usual dosages include:

    • Razadyne ER 8 mg
    • Razadyne ER 16 mg
    • Razadyne ER 24 mg

    Your doctor may start the dosage at 8 mg by mouth daily and increase to 16 mg after at least 16 weeks of treatment. The maximum dose per day is 24 mg.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Razadyne ER is galantamine.

    Interactions

    Razadyne ER has many potential drug-drug interactions with other medications. Tell your doctor about any new medications that you start, including over-the-counter medications (OTCs), herbals, and supplements. 

    Example of interacting medications include:

    • Abiraterone
    • Anticholinergic agents
    • Antipsychotic agents
    • Atazanavir
    • Beta-blockers
    • Bupropion
    • Ceritinib
    • Ceritinib
    • Cinacalcet
    • Clarithromycin
    • Cobicistat and cobicistat-containing coformulations
    • Corticosteroids
    • Dacomitinib
    • Darifenacin
    • Darunavir
    • Darunavir
    • Duloxetine
    • Fedratinib
    • Fluoxetine
    • Givosiran
    • Idelalisib
    • Indinavir
    • Itraconazole
    • Ketoconazole
    • Lonafarnib
    • Lopinavir
    • Lorcaserin
    • Mifepristone
    • Mirabegron
    • Nefazodone
    • Nelfinavir
    • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir
    • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir plus dasabuvir
    • Paroxetine
    • Posaconazole
    • Quinidine
    • Ritonavir and ritonavir-containing coformulations
    • Rolapitant
    • Saquinavir
    • Succinylcholine
    • Telithromycin
    • Terbinafine (systemic)
    • Thioridazine
    • Tipranavir
    • Tucatinib
    • Voriconazole

    Cautions

    Tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney or liver problems. The dosage may need to be reduced.

    Side Effects

    Common adverse reactions to Razadyne ER may include:

    • Abdominal distress
    • Abdominal pain
    • Bradycardia
    • Decreased appetite
    • Depression
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness
    • Dyspepsia
    • Falling
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Laceration
    • Lethargy
    • Malaise
    • Muscle spasm
    • Nausea
    • Syncope
    • Tremor
    • Vomiting
    • Weight loss

    Visit Canada Pharmacy to buy Razadyne ER with a prescription from your doctor.

    References

    1. Razadyne ER [package insert]. Titusville, NJ: Janssen Pharmaceuticals; 2015.


    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 11372

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