Reminyl is prescribed by doctors to help patients treat moderate and mild dementia and confusion caused by Alzheimer’s disease. However, this medication doesn’t cure this serious condition, but it works by improving people’s awareness, memory and ability to perform their everyday functions. The intake of Reminyl restores the right balance of certain neurotransmitters in their brain.
How to Use This Drug
Take Reminyl orally and with meals, and most doctors advise to do it twice a day (in the morning and in the evening). Patients need to drink enough water when taking this medication. To power their possible risk of side effects, it’s necessary to increase regular doses gradually. The right dosage is prescribed based on your individual response and medical condition. It’s not allowed to take more than 24 mg of Reminyl a day to avoid overdosing. This medicine should be taken regularly to get its full benefit. It may take up to 1 month to experience its positive effect.
Mild and Severe Side Effects
There are some unwanted symptoms that can be caused by Reminyl. For example, some patients who undergo this treatment may end up with the following mild side effects:
Dizziness and nausea;
Diarrhea and vomiting;
Sudden weight loss and loss of appetite;
Drowsiness and headaches.
If any of these symptoms persist or get worse, you need to tell your doctor about it instantly. The good news is that serious side effects are rare when using Reminyl. However, if you experience any of the following troubling signs, you have to go to the hospital:
Fainting and allergic reactions;
Slow heartbeats and difficulty urinating;
Black and bloody stools;
Seizures and severe vomiting;
Irregular heartbeats and severe stomach pain.
Basic Reminyl Precautions
Before you take its initial dose, visit your doctor and inform him/her about any possible allergic reactions and your overall medical history. For example, doctors need to know if you have any severe liver and kidney diseases, intestinal and stomach problems, heart conditions, lung and breathing complications, difficulty urinating, and seizures. In rare cases, the use of Reminyl may make patients drowsy or dizzy, so they shouldn’t drive or do other things. They also need to avoid alcoholic beverages while taking this drug.
Dangerous Drug Interactions
Your physician needs to know everything about other meds that you’re taking because of possible risky drug interactions. There are certain medications that potentially contraindicate with Reminyl, including anticholinergic drugs, SSRIs, cholinesterase inhibitors, any meds that affect liver enzymes, azole antifungals, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, fever reducers, pain killers and some others. Make a list of all the other pharmaceutical products that you’re using to stay on a safe side when undergoing this treatment. Keep it nearby and ensure that it contains all of your supplements and prescription drugs.