3 patient evaluations for Memantine with a cost of $25-49

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May 1, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Severe (difficulty urinating (dysuria), extreme sedation, ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had such a bad experience, but I think I am an outlier, so I don't know whether or not to recommend this med. It really sucked for me.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 16, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2010 (Started Dec 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amphetamine tolerance)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 26, 2010 (Started Dec 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amphetamine tolerance)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: --titrate dose up slowly, starting at 5mg for 3-15 days before going up to 10mg. Acute side effects, such as "brain fog", confusion, memory loss, body aches, ect....are at their worst for the first 2-4 days after starting new/raising dose. Apparently, most people report the side effects to become unbothersome at 1-2 weeks, and after 4 weeks, side effects such as memory loss/brain fog/confusion are completely gone. After 2-4 weeks, an improvement (as opposed to a decrease) in attention, cognition, and memory abilities is commonly noticed --- hence, Memantine's clinical benefit in Alzheimer's disease patients. Memantine is not an "Alzheimers Disease Medication/Drug". It is a mixed (non-selective) NMDA, 5-HT3, and Nicotinic Acetylcholine receptor antagonist. These three mechanisms significantly modulate attention, memory, cognition, and many other aspects of mental function....the use of Memantine in Alzheimers disease is merely due to the discovery that chronic Memantine improves memory in such patients. Other uses of Memantine include: preventing Amphetamine/Opiate tolerance, OCD/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADD/ADHD, and others.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 7, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: has slowed progression and significantly decreased my shortness of breath through out the day, which in turn has increased my energy level. best med yet
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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