Reminyl is a drug that affects the human nervous system. Its activity is determined by the action of a substance galantamine. Drugs of this type have anticholinesterase effect – they inhibit the breakdown of organic compounds (acetylcholine) that is involved in the process of nerve transmission.
Not to delve into the essence of biochemical interactions, we describe the direct result of the use of Reminyl is through the maintenance of nerve impulses, it enhances cognitive brain function. This effect is demanded when the patient has dementia (dementia), especially on the background of Alzheimer’s disease. You need to understand that these drugs increase the contraction of muscle are smooth and striated (internal organs and muscles that we can move arbitrarily), secretion of glands (salivary, digestive, and etc).
Reminyl is used when:
- Alzheimer’s disease accompanied by cognitive decline in minor or moderate degree.
Form release medications capsules acting prolonged. Manual of drug Reminyl gives standard information about treatment regimens. Thus, a transition from tablets to capsules (of the form immediate-release form with a gradual release of the active ingredient) – it is quite simple: in the evening the patient takes the last pill, and in the morning drink the capsule. Advantage of Reminyl capsule form that it is taken once a day, in the morning, combining with the food. Dosages are selected individually, gradually increasing them. It is possible to use supporting doses Reminyl. If the health of the liver or kidneys of a person are violated, then correction doses of the drug.
Reminyl is contraindicated in:
- Severe dysfunction of liver or kidney disease;
with caution when
- Need General anesthesia;
- Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
- Diseases of the heart (conduction disturbances);
- Treatment means reducing the number of heart beats;
- Diseases of the digestive system;
- The narrowing (obstruction) of the urinary tract;
- Pregnancy (no data on the possible use).
Side effects and overdose Reminyl.
The most frequent violation associated with the use of this medicine nausea, vomiting. Usually these symptoms appear at the beginning of therapy, when there is selection dose. You can stop using them enough fluid in the diet of the patient, giving antiemetic drugs. Also often occurs in patients with violation of the liver. Other adverse events occur, at least in one case out of a hundred, this is: depression, loss of appetite, dizziness, tremor, drowsiness, slow heartbeat, weakness and etc.
Reminyl overdose is dangerous. You need to know that substances from this group are very toxic and even used as chemical warfare (of course, galantamin – not so toxic). But an overdose starts hypersecretion of the glands (generates a lot of saliva, tears, sputum and etc), heart rate drops, the patient will feel fatigued and may lose consciousness. In severe cases developed convulsions, can occur stop breathing. The patient needs urgent hospitalisation. In the annotation of the drug is suggested to go to special centers for treatment of poisoning.
Reviews about Reminyl.
Unfortunate, but the state, when taking this medication, are common. In old age or on the background of diseases of the human intellect can be reduced. But reviews on Reminyl give much hope for overcoming these problems. In most cases, which are described on the Internet, the use of this drug does not lead to noticeable improvements.
-My mother is 73 years old. She had deteriorated a long time, there are increasing numbers of “strangeness” – a sort of delirium, breakdown… has Prescribed Reminyl but nothing has changed. Perhaps, everything is going according – to the downside…
-Reminyl drink, but use, except waste of money, no I don’t see. For sleep prescribed Phenazepam. Can these drugs together “worse”?
Indeed, the process of destruction of identity is difficult to reverse. Medicine still has not developed effective methods of behavior management and state of the patient. Extreme is the appointment of drugs that suppress the activity of the person – this leads practically to a complete regress of the person. Therefore, the patient’s family will try to postpone this moment, hoping for Reminyl and similar medications.