What is Ebixa?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Memantine

Brand name for the drug memantine which is the first in a novel class of Alzheimer's disease medications acting on the glutamatergic system. It is also being tested for use as a cognitive enhancer in a variety of other conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cognitive impairment 1 1
Complex regional pain syndrome type II 1 0
Memory problems 1 1
Obsessive-compulsive disorder 1 1
Support mental / emotional health 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ebixa

Side effect Patients
Lack of motivation 1
Problems concentrating 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ebixa

Dosage Patients
10 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ebixa

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Ebixa

Duration

Currently taking Ebixa

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Ebixa

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Ebixa

Dec 12, 2010 (Started Nov 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for trying to get scrip - delay progression)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for slow deterioration)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: increased mental alertness, less fatigue than normal, slight decline in fvc [2%]. initial effects similar to too much caffeine but only lasts 48hrs. currently on 10mg in am, 20mg in pm with no effect on sleeping on cpap - actually, sleeping better. dietary change around the same time to increase protein intake via drink supplements and eating more. much less fatigue but still in a chair most of the time. can still just get up and walk flat and level with a stick a little way - surprised because last week i thought it was all over for walking. fascics still there but not so noticeable.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Nov 24, 2010 (Started Nov 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for trying to get scrip - delay progression)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for slow deterioration)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: non pbs script is $103 per 28 tabs of 20mg. will take 10mg for 1 week and 20mg thereafter. local gp has offered to document condition changes for the record. will do bloods early dec 2010 as a baseline. this is the start evaluation, and will continue regularly - each week at least.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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