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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia board
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  1. Namenda - Your experience with this med? 21st June 2005
    ... Sorry I can be of no help as my mother was never on Namenda . Glad your mother is improving! Welcome anyway...
    ... Min, So glad to hear your mom is doing well with Namenda . My mom is 88 and is on Reminyl and Namenda. I can...
    ... My mom has been on Namenda (also Aricept) since early 2004. She seems to have ... coenzyme, vitamin C, etc. I can't say for sure that the Namenda is working. But I would guess that it has had some...
    ... My father has been on Namenda for the last year and it was a godsend. When he was ... remember things for a short time span. He is still on Namenda and recently has been placed on sequoral to help with...

  2. Aricept for Dementia? 7th June 2005
    ... they just slow it down a little. We're about to add Namenda . I'm hoping that he can tolerate taking two drugs...
    ... reaction so I guess that's a plus. She is on Reminyl and Namenda but I'm not sure they have slowed down the disease...

  3. Lost it yesterday!!! 4th June 2005
    ... deteriorating pretty rapidly, even with Reminyl and now Namenda . One of our kids is graduating high school...

  4. How Alzheimers Medication works 1st June 2005
    ... My father started on Namenda about a week ago. He's now suffering severe diarrhea...
    ... My dad was put on Namenda about a week ago. Now he's got severe diarrhea for...
    ... any decline is not reversible. He just started Namenda together with the Reminyl three days' ago. The Namenda ... a chance. I hope to have positive results on the Namenda to report in a few weeks....

  5. Aricept Results 8th May 2005
    ... m happy for anyone who can be helped by Aricept or Namenda for even one day .. Mom couldn't. Love, and keep...

  6. I thought you might be interested.... 6th May 2005
    ... Aricept on a 96 year old last November, and recommend Namenda in February? Neither of the above can have any value...

  7. I think I've found a home! 4th April 2005
    ... thing the doctors did with my husband is aricept, namenda and then lexapro, the reason I asked what your mom ... not have AD so they actually said the aricept and namenda could do more harm then good, plus it was a lot of...

  8. Progression of AD question 4th April 2005
    ... the Reminyl and so has now been on both Reminyl and Namenda for about 15 months. (He does still live alone, drives...

  9. Making family understand? 3rd April 2005
    ... thus a generation younger) an MRI was ordered, and Namenda . She was just about to go to Ohio and we didn't want ... attributed her 'glowing intelligence' at Elsie's house to Namenda . But she never started. After this trip the family ... (and brain bleeding?) So .. the free sample of Namenda stays in the closet, and the MRI isnt being scheduled...

  10. Mom depressed in nursing home 4th March 2005
    ... and her appetite is back. She had been taken off namenda and zyprexa and put on risperdal. It took about 3...

  11. How did the doctors diagnosis AD? 26th February 2005
    ... probably Alzheimer's, get an MRI done" and prescribed Namenda . A drug for later stage Alzheimer and other dementias...

  12. New here. Need info. 4th February 2005
    ... stages 4 and 5. He has been on Aricept 5 years and Namenda for 9 months.Thanks again. Pat...

  13. MRI needed, "pulling doctor's leg?" 1st February 2005
    ... one pretty soon. Dr also gave a 1 month supply of NAMENDA . Aricept caused awful problems, uncontrollable diarrhea...
    ... sedated. I also plan to wait with the trial of Namenda until her cough/cold is better and the MRI has been...
    ... would read up on her meds. I haven't heard much on Namenda . Now my question is.. if she doesn't have Alzheimer...
    ... doctor said 'this is just normal old age.' Why? and now Namenda ..what for? I have been reading this Board since...
    ... brother agrees to put off using the sample packet of Namenda until the MRI has ruled out other causes, and thus ... booklet that came with the sample package: it says namenda is for moderate to severe Alzheimer's. Aricept was...

  14. New User 31st January 2005
    ... neurologist for an exam MRI and EEG. He recommended Namenda and she was on it for almost one month until this...

  15. My MIL - updates 23rd January 2005
    ... caused serious diarhea. We now have a starter kit of Namenda in the closet waiting for the results if her MRI in...

  16. Help me... 19th January 2005
    ... He was Dx by a neurologist and is on Aricept and Namenda . I still over react about his behavior because it...

  17. Pet Scans 17th January 2005
    ... sure my kids would agree with that! :) I have been on Namenda for several months now, and I really do feel it has...

  18. My Dad has Dementia and he is only 49! 15th January 2005
    ... course and she can be out of her misery. Shes been on Namenda for a few months now, i dont realize any difference ... remedies, my mom hates taking "pills". We tell her namenda is a vitamin, lol. My mom was just like your dad...

  19. possible 4 dementia symptoms WORSEN w/namenda? 7th January 2005
    ... lot worse. it ties in with the time she started on Namenda . could this just be a coincidence or is it possible ... noticed this sudden dive too. so today, we stopped the Namenda , but did we jump too soon? she just seems physically ... is visiting, except she's not). in addition to the Namenda , she is on humulin & glucophage (diabetes) /metropolil ... nauseous on it. i was really so much hoping for the Namenda to work... is there anything else that might help...
    ... decline, and ask if the new problems could be from the Namenda or from a drug interaction with other medicines she ... the new problems and that the family has stopped the Namenda . There should be a doctor on call if you live where...
    ... suspecting LBD. IMO, more analysis is needed and Namenda should be reversed for study of effect. Contact your...
    ... demons" do you mean? My mom is Aricept(1 1/.2year) and Namenda (4 months). She has delusions about people taking...
    ... more, at least at this stage. We haven't tried Namenda . I'm going to talk to the doctor about Reminyl as ... group from people have bad reactions or worsening when Namenda was introduced. I've also seen some where condition ... worsened when Namenda replaced memantine, which seems odd. Condition stabilized ... switching back in the cases I read. Memantine and Namenda should be pharmakinetically identical. Hope that...

  20. Epic Saga Story -- get your Coffee ready 27th November 2004
    ... health aides were all that were needed. My Mom is on Namenda and it is keeping her about the same for now. Too...

  21. Hearing voices 17th October 2004
    ... a day), Lexapro (at bedtime), Monopril (a.m.) and Namenda (two times a day). Her most recent problem is ... complete number). Her doc thinks it may be due to Namenda and wants to reduce her dosage from 20mg to 15 and...
    ... Mom was on Reminyl, too. Hope the reduced dose of Namenda helps. Wishing you well - Barbara...

  22. I need help finding something to calm my mother's agitation in the am and pm. 14th August 2004
    ... May 6th of this year and we started her on 5mg of namenda which was all she could tollerate without creating ... I am worried about her. I don't know if it's the namenda . I got her an amino acid L-theanine and they said...

  23. I Hate This Disease!!! 22nd June 2004
    ... know there is a newer drug out for Alzheimer's called Namenda . Mom has been taking it since May and her speech...

  24. Grandmother has AD 19th April 2004
    ... old to do it all (80yrs). She is currently on Namenda , Aricept, and Paxil....I think thats all. I feel ... that since she started the Namenda , its gotten worse. She is sleeping alot and having...

  25. Please help. Mother on many drugs and attempted suicide 27th March 2004
    ... the OCD med, add an antidepressant, and take her off Namenda (which she just started a week ago). It's all pretty...

  26. My Mom 18th February 2004
    ... usually foggy if there at all. She just started taking Namenda , and I was hoping to see a drastic improvement in...

  27. Anyone have any experience w/ memantine? 5th February 2004
    ... Here is my question: My MIL was just put on Namenda this week and I was wondering if any of you had any...
    ... Here is my question: My MIL was just put on Namenda this week and I was wondering if any of you had any ... Jennifer I have no personal experience w/ Namenda , but from other boards it appears as if it's 50/50...
    ... Here is my question: My MIL was just put on Namenda this week and I was wondering if any of you had any...
    ... is still on Aricept and has just been placed on the Namenda as well. I beleive that they have a website. Do ... were here the week before Thanksgiving. She started Namenda on 2/4. I am not sure what ADL's are. I guess...
    ... to expect from this drug, although I have read the Namenda website. Also, she has vascular dementia, with maybe ... some Alzheimer's. I did not think that Namenda was for this type of dementia. I don't have any expectatio...
    ... Namenda operates on a different part of brain chemistry from ... expect I'll have to cover her care 24/7 if we start Namenda . She also has VD but no signs of AD yet. The key to...
    ... My mother started on Namenda approximately 40 days ago. I have not noticed a difference...
    ... My mother started taking Namenda about two weeks ago. I can't see much difference...
    ... My mom has been on Namenda and Vitamin B12 since May 12th and her speech went ... At this point I am looking at either stopping the namenda or trying to put her on another medicine (AMA or natural...
    ... My mother is on her third week of Namenda . 5mg to 10mg and now starting 15mg. 20mg next week...
    ... Hi, Just joined last night looking for info about namenda experiences. My mother is 83 and is in a good assisted...
    ... news, but not expecting it. My MIL has been on it ( Namenda ) since Feb 2004 and I don't know if it is working...

  28. Memantine Question? 5th November 2003
    ... beginning the medication. We hope to experiment with Namenda when it is available via prescription (she can't afford ... personally haven't seen any clinical trials with Exelon and Namenda although I have seen some with Aricept and Namenda...
    ... price will be higher still when forrest labs gets Namenda to the pharmacy's after the first of the year. With...
    ... so i hope you receive this. My mother just started namenda , and i am wondering how you are doing, and what feedback...
    ... My Mom just started namenda , and i would like to know how you have made out with...
    ... My mom (diagnosed with dementia) is on Namenda (since early this year) and Aricept (since Nov, 2003...

  29. Husband's Diagnosis - I'm Panicking 10th October 2003
    ... her on Aricept. Also, memantine (soon to be known as Namenda ) is expected to be approved by the FDA later this...

  30. Frontotemporal Dementia/Pick's Disease 13th April 2003
    ... are currently five FDA-approved Alzheimer's drugs Namenda , Cognex, Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl -- that may temporaril...

Autism board
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  1. Namenda for Autism? 5th September 2006
    ... Hi Rhonda, Namenda is a new drug, an NMDA receptor antagonist, targetted ... easily accessible studies on the long term use of Namenda , even with the Alzheimer's group. Apparently there ... of a group of 30 kids w/autism, who were tried on Namenda . I don't have the details of the study other than ... investigators' relationship to the drug manufacturer is. Namenda 's general drug class, NMDA receptor antagonists, can ... I say in that context. The active ingredient of Namenda , memantine, has been studied in rats. A single dose ... tried other therapies & meds for your child, or would Namenda be your child's first therapeutic experience? ...

Bipolar Disorder board
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  1. Our Bipolar Kids ~ Finding the Light--Take 2 11th March 2007
    ... there to slow the disesase down a bit. aricept and namenda are just a couple of them. Im sure she is on something...
    ... Hi Guys, My mom is 89, is on both aricept and namenda , and no, I never had an "official" work-up for the...

Depression board
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  1. MAOI Patch 5th May 2007
    ... very long time. My Dr. did add a medicine called Namenda today. It is a med for Alzhiemers disease but I...
    ... very long time. My Dr. did add a medicine called Namenda today. It is a med for Alzhiemers disease but I...

  2. Dementia/Depression?? 25th July 2006
    ... Hi there, Goodness, who put him on Namenda , without an official dementia diagnosis? It sounds...
    ... Thanks for the input. Dr took him off Namenda yesterday and put him on Lexapro, based on my phone...

Epilepsy board
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  1. Cipro and Seizures 10th August 2006
    ... seems to help, and from my research, Baclofen and Namenda may also be helpful, as this seems to be related to...

Fibromyalgia board
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  1. Ha! Ha! Ha! 22nd January 2008
    ... m better. My Fibro doc put me on a drug called Namenda . It's for moderate to severe Alzheimer's, but she...

  2. NEW here.. fibro..now its thyroid! 11th January 2008
    ... of side effects. For those interested, it is Namenda , an Alzheimer's medication stronger than Aracept. ... My doctor advised that Namenda is the only one they've had any success with in Fibro...

  3. Is anyone taking Namenda? 29th July 2007
    ... Yes I took Namenda a few months ago. Unfortunately, it made me very...
    ... relief was worth it as I reacted worse to others. FYI, Namenda is used in the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer...

Headaches board
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  1. 30 years of constant headaches 13th June 2007
    ... Daily Anti Depressent Warfarin - daily blood thinner Namenda - Daily Memory Amitriptyline - Daily Anti Depressent...

  2. Chronic Daily Headaches 4th June 2007
    ... I take are; Citalopram, Clonidine, Imdur, Diamox, Namenda , Aspirin, Amitriptyline, Nitrostat (as needed) and...

High & Low Blood Pressure board
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  1. Father-in-law's BP medications 24th May 2005
    ... diltizaem Er 240mg/24 cap atenolol 50mg multivitamin namenda 10 mg clonazepam 0.5mg tab furomsemide 40 mg ranitidine...
    ... diltizaem Er 240mg/24 cap atenolol 50mg multivitamin namenda 10 mg clonazepam 0.5mg tab furomsemide 40 mg ranitidine...

Multiple Sclerosis board
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  1. memory problems 18th December 2007
    ... is getting worse and I have been given a script for Namenda I have not started. I can't remember words, I went...

  2. Memory Problems and Spasms Getting Worse 20th February 2007
    ... studies at NYU using drugs such as Aricept and possible Namenda in ms memory.They are alzheimer drugs, but some people...

  3. Aricept for Memory problems 28th October 2005
    ... Aricept is an Alzheimers medication. My PTP suggest Namenda or Aricept. From what I've read, Aricept sounds a...
    ... I've done the namenda and that didn't help me, I just started aricept yesterday...
    ... ooooh, that's so interesting~! So, the Namenda did nothing for you. From what I looked up, it actually ... as cognitive problems with head injury or MS, than Namenda but I could be way off. Let me know how it works for...
    ... I lied to you, sorry. I've tried both aricept and Namenda and neither of those helped me... the one I just started ... is Strattera. The aricept and namenda are both normally alzheimers medications and unfortunately...

Neuropathy board
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  1. Namenda for Peripheral Neuropathy... 14th July 2006
    ... I know! News to me too! My neuro put me on Namenda this afternoon and I'll start the regimen tomorrow ... . Here is the info I found about Namenda insofar as it is used for pain management: [COLOR...

  2. any one taking lyrica 5th April 2006
    ... going to try me on a totally different drug called Namenda and if it works I get to get off the Lyrica Yippee...

Pain Management board
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  1. Namenda questions 21st May 2007
    ... Could someone tell me what Namenda is? I've seen it mentioned on the Board before, but...
    ... The only thing I know about Namenda is that it is a drug supposed to slow down the symptoms...
    ... you're mad at me, but could you please tell me what Namenda is good for and who should take it?? Thanks because...

  2. Amantadine for opiate tol. reversal 13th January 2007
    ... My wife has had great success with Namenda (memantine) another NMDA receptor blocker and it's...

  3. Long term use of opiods questions 11th November 2006
    ... problems). if you have nerve pain, the alzheimer's drug namenda can help, which if you have any proclivity towards...

  4. Namenda for Peripheral Neuropathy... 15th July 2006
    ... I know! News to me too! My neuro put me on Namenda this afternoon and I'll start the regimen tomorrow ... . Here is the info I found about Namenda insofar as it is used for pain management. I haven...

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy board
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  1. question for daylilyfan about Namenda 6th September 2007
    ... the pain is down some, they help more. I **think** namenda also helps opiates work better. I believe I read...

  2. Methadone 5th September 2007
    ... but now I'm really not crazy about it. I was taking namenda and had some blood pressure issues, so I went off...

  3. What do you do? 20th August 2007
    ... Jon Have you tried Namenda ? I have had great luck with it. Has helped so much ... topamax. YEAH! I use lidoderm patches, the norvasc and namenda and then occasional aleve or ultram. I use calcitonin ... pains, and is a great sleep med. You might ask about namenda . It seems to be a med that either helps a lot or...
    ... down during the day. My Bp is really on the fritz.. Namenda and the calcitonin Nasal spray. That sounds do-able...
    ... does help the myofacial pain I have had for years. Namenda , or memantine is a NMDA antagonist that is used in ... Alzheimers. Ketamine is also an NMDA antagonist. Namenda doesn't give you a buzz, and it's not habit forming ... neurontin, anti-depressants... etc. But no problems with Namenda . I heard about it from another RSDer. I printed ... off the studies about RSD and Namenda and took them to my new physiatrist at Ohio State...
    ... Jules- I spoke with my pm and he thought Namenda was worth a try. I am picking it up this morning...

  4. Question about sweating? 14th August 2007
    ... mild sweating so far, but just started a new med ( namenda ) and feel like I am sweating all the time. I'm not...

  5. *NAMENDA* have you tried it? 15th February 2006
    ... * NAMENDA * have you tried it? When I was sent to see about ... implant, the pain management doctor asked me to try NAMENDA . This is actually a drug that is used to treat...
    ... Truthfully I don't know if there are drugs Namenda reacts with but it is prescribed medication so your...
    ... This sounded so interesting that I did a search on NAMENDA and found that, if I interpret what I read properly...
    ... Namenda has been the drug of last resort for me. The next ... fatigue and dizziness. I just find it funny that Namenda was developed for Alzheimer's and what a great side...

  6. Stimulator Implant 29th January 2006
    ... not reach all areas that are affected. I am on Namenda ..and that seems to help some also. QUESTIONS: ...

  7. Electonic stimulator implant trial 20th December 2005
    ... unit . I decided to wait because I have been put on Namenda and it seems to be working :)...
    ... HI Just a question what drug is Namenda ? Havent heard of it. Thanks :) Mel...
    ... Actually Namenda is a drug that is used to treat Alzheimer's. However...

  8. trying 2 new drugs? 27th April 2004
    ... getting started on 2 new drugs... Amitriptyline and Namenda . Has anyone been on these, or is currently on these...
    ... The Namenda is used to treat Alzhiemers. I wonder in what way...

  9. Frustrated and venting and worried 24th April 2004
    ... as an anti- depressant. and he wants to try me on namenda , which works on the nerves. that's usually for people...

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