Reminyl is a cholinesterase inhibitor that is prescribed to reduce the symptoms of dementia (impairment of memory or judgment, abstract thinking, changes in personality) in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Reminyl works by increasing the amount of acetylcholine in the brain.
Mode of Aplication
Reminyl must be taken by mouth with or without food in the morning or evenings until you are advised otherwise by your doctor. It is recommended that you increase your fluid intake while taking Reminyl. Take it for the entire duration of treatment preferably at the same time everyday. Do not stop without consulting your doctor. The best way to use the drug is as recommended by your doctor.
Drug Class & Mechanism
Reminyl is a cholinesterase inhibitor that works by increasing the amount of acetylcholine in the brain.
If you miss a dose of Reminyl, then you may take it as soon as you remember and adjust the remaining doses accordingly. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose then you may skip this dose and continue with the regular dosage. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
Store it at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C) in an air tight container protecting it from direct exposure to light, heat and moisture. Keep away from pets and children.
Discuss with your doctor about any prior medical condition that you may have including allergies to medicines, food or other substances.
Reminyl may cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects get aggravated if you take it with alcohol or certain other medications (sleep aids, muscle relaxers). So, do not drive or perform other potentially hazardous tasks until you know how your body reacts to the drug.
You must not take if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or you have severely decreased liver or kidney function.
If you are pregnant or suspect that you are, then stop using Reminyl and contact your doctor immediately.
It is unknown whether Reminyl is secreted in breast milk. Avoid breast feeding while using the drug.
Reminyl should not be used in children as the safety and effectiveness of the drug have not been confirmed yet.
Ensure that you inform your doctor and your dentist about Reminyl before receiving any form of medical treatment or dental treatment or emergency surgery.
The dosage for Reminyl will gradually be increased by your doctor over a period of several months as it reduces the chances of experiencing side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Some of the common side effects of are diarrhea, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach upset, tiredness, vomiting, weight loss. Please contact your doctor if the symptoms persist or become bothersome.
Other severe side effects include severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), bloody, black, or tarry stools, chest pain, decreased urination, depression, fainting, fever, seizures, severe or persistent tiredness or weakness, slow or irregular heartbeat, tremor.
You must seek medical attention immediately if any of these side effects occur.