Razadyne (Galantamine Hydrobromide)
Galantamine Hydrobromide General Information
Razadyne (Galantamine Hydrobromide) is used to treat dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease. It is a mild to moderate confusion. It is a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to lessen a person’s ability to do daily activities.
This medication will not cure the disease but it may improve memory and awareness. It may also improve the ability to perform daily functions.
How does Razadyne (Galantamine Hydrobromide) work?
Razadyne (Galantamine Hydrobromide) blocks the action of acetylcholinesterase. It is the enzyme that is responsible for the destruction of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is one of several neurotransmitters in the brain. It is the chemicals that nerve cells use to communicate with one another.
Decreased levels of acetylcholine in the brain are believed to be responsible for some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. By blocking the enzyme that destroys acetylcholine, this drug increases the concentration of acetylcholine in the brain. The increase is believed to be responsible for the improvement in thinking.
Why use Razadyne (Galantamine Hydrobromide)?
Razadyne (Galantamine Hydrobromide) is in the class of medications called cholinesterase inhibitors. This drug was originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001. It comes as a capsule, tablet, or oral solution. It contains Galantamine Hydrobromide as an active ingredient.
How to use Razadyne (Galantamine Hydrobromide)?
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response. Take it exactly as it is prescribed.
It is usually taken with food twice a day. It is with morning and evening meals. Remember to take it at the same time each day. To lower the risk of side effects, your dosage will be gradually increased to your target dose.
What are the side-effects of Razadyne (Galantamine Hydrobromide)?
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Runny nose
- Blurred vision
- Runny nose
- Sleep problems or insomnia
- Unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you have a medical history, allergies, or current medications.
- Do not take it more than the maximum recommended dosage of 24 milligrams each day.
- You should not stop taking it or increase the dosage without the permission of your doctor.
- Before having other surgery, let your doctor know it first.
- Keep this at a dry and clean place to avoid some contaminations.