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Memantine

Memantine

I am considering reducing my husband's Memantine dosage from 10 mg twice a day to 5 mg twice a day. I think the Memantine is why he only is awake for 6 hours a day. While awake he is alert and interactive for about 90 minutes and then doses off. The excessive sleep generally seems to have coincided with starting the medication. His doctors are giving me differing opinions. Can you please share your experiences with this medication? Has anyone reduced the dosage and what was the result?

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband took it for awhile and it did nothing either way. We stopped it as he hates pills. good luck to you.

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Memantine definitely did NOT cause insomnia or restlessness with my husband. But I know everyone is different.

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband has been on Memantine for a couple of months. I was not sure if this caused his insomnia and restlessness all day long. So Drs put him on antidepressants to help with restlesssness.? We are still having these issues but not as severe. It seems so difficult to get the right medication for him.

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

About a month ago, my husband’s neurologist took him off Memantine 2X a day. He replaced it with Namzaric (Memantine plus Donepezil)10 MG at bedtime. I recall he said that he had more options to increase this, as needed.

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member,my husband is on that med and I was always so concerned about the side effects so when we had a mtg with the CNP I asked about it, my husband had severe diarrhea. She said let's take him off for month and see how he does. Well, it helped immensely so when we put him back on the meds we only gave him one pill a day instead of two and that has worked out for the most part. Much better now. Hope that helps, Blessings ✝️

posted about 1 month ago
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