Galantamine - Drug Information

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General Information on Galantamine

Generic Name : Galantamine

Pronunciation : gal-AN-ta-meen

Latest prescription information about Galantamine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Alzheimer's Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Galantamine

India : 

International : 

Razadyne

Why is Galantamine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a cholinesterase inhibitor, prescribed for mild to moderate dementia in patients with Alzheimer's disease. It improves thinking ability, memory or slows the loss of these abilities in people who have Alzheimer's disease. 

When should Galantamine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Galantamine?

PO- The recommended dose is 4 mg every 12 hours. Dose can be escalated to 8 mg 12 hourly after 1 month.

How should Galantamine be taken?

This medication available in the form of tablet, long acting capsule, and solution to take by mouth (Orally). The tablets and liquid are usually taken twice a day, with the morning and evening meals.

What are the warnings and precautions for Galantamine?

It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or fainting. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Caution needed for patients with history of asthma or any other lung disease, enlarged prostate, ulcers, seizures, irregular heartbeat, or heart, kidney, or liver disease; during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Galantamine?

  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, headache, lethargy, dysgeusia and hypersomnia.
  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach upset and vomiting.
  Eye: Blurred vision.
  Miscellaneous:Weight loss and tiredness.

What are the other precautions for Galantamine?

Monitor symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding regularly.

What are the storage conditions of Galantamine?

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.


Schedule : H

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