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DEMAX (Generic Namenda) orodispersible tablet To be taken orally.

Active ingredient
Each orally dispersible tablet contains memantine HCl.

Mannitol, crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, tutti frutti flavor, sucralose, talc and sodium stearyl fumarate.

1. What is DEMAX (Generic Namenda) and what is it used for?

DEMAX (Generic Namenda) is in the form of round tablets of white or whitish color, orally disintegrating. It is offered to the market in blister packs of 50 or 100 tablets, and each tablet contains 10 mg of memantine HCl as an active ingredient.

DEMAX (Generic Namenda) is in the group of drugs used against dementia.

The memory loss seen in Alzheimer's disease occurs due to disruption of message signals in the brain. There are N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in the brain, which are responsible for transmitting nerve signals that are important in learning and memory. DEMAX (Generic Namenda) belongs to a group of drugs called NMDA receptor antagonists and improves nerve impulse and memory by acting on NMDA receptors. Due to this effect, DEMAX (Generic Namenda) is used in the treatment of moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease.

2. How to use DEMAX (Generic Namenda)?
Instructions for proper use and dose/frequency of administration

Always take DEMAX (Generic Namenda) as instructed by your doctor. In order to benefit from your medicine, you must take your medicine regularly and at the same times every day. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.


The recommended daily dose for adults and the elderly is 20 mg (2 x 1 tablet or 1 x 2 tablets). To reduce the risk of side effects, this dose is gradually increased by the following daily regimen:

1st week: Half a tablet every morning (Demax (Generic Namenda) 10 mg Film Tablet)

2nd week: Half a tablet twice a day (Demax (Generic Namenda) 10 mg Film Tablet) or

1 tablet once in the morning

3rd week: 1 tablet in the morning and V Demax 10 mg Film Tablet in the afternoon

or 1 tablet in the morning and V Demax (Generic Namenda) 10 mg Film Tablet

Week 4 and beyond: 1 tablet twice a day or 2 tablets once a day

Application route and method

DEMAX (Generic Namenda) should be placed in the mouth; Here the tablet disperses rapidly in the saliva and thus can be swallowed easily.

It does not matter if you take DEMAX (Generic Namenda) with meals or alone. It is not a problem whether you take it with food or not. DEMAX (Generic Namenda) is for oral use. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands, they may shatter.

Use in children

Not recommended for children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

Use in the elderly

No dosage adjustment is required in elderly patients.

3. What are the possible side effects?

Like all medicines, there may be side effects in people who are sensitive to the substances contained in DEMAX (Generic Namenda).

In general, the observed side effects are mild to moderate.

Common (affects at least 1 in 100 patients):

Headache, somnolence, constipation, drowsiness and high blood pressure.

Uncommon (affects at least 1 in 1000 patients):

Fatigue, fungal infections, confusion, hallucinations, vomiting, gait abnormality and venous blood coagulation (thrombosis/thromboembolism).

Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 patients): Seizures.

Not known (cannot be estimated from the available data): Pancreatitis and psychotic reactions

4. Considerations before using DEMAX (Generic Namenda)
DO NOT USE DEMAX (Generic Namenda) in the following conditions


• Do not use this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to memantine hydrochloride or any of the excipients in the formula.

USE DEMAX (Generic Namenda) CAREFULLY in the following conditions


• If you have a history of epileptic seizures,

• If you have had a recent myocardial infarction (heart attack) or if you suffer from congestive heart failure or uncontrolled hypertension.

• If you have kidney failure, your doctor should monitor your kidney function closely and adjust the dose of memantine accordingly, if necessary.

• Concurrent use with amantadine, ketamine, dextromethorphan and other NMDA-antagonists should be avoided.

• Urine pH may be elevated if you have a change in diet (such as switching from a normal diet to a strict vegetarian diet), overuse of antacids, or if you have serious urinary tract disease. Your doctor should monitor you carefully.

• DEMAX (Generic Namenda) is not recommended for children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

In these cases, the treatment should be carefully controlled and the clinical benefit of DEMAX (Generic Namenda) should be reassessed at regular intervals by your doctor.

If these warnings apply to you, even at any time in the past, please consult your doctor.

Using DEMAX (Generic Namenda) with food and drink

DEMAX (Generic Namenda) can be used on an empty or full stomach.