Namenda (Memantine) is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of severe and moderate dementia in people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (particularly older people). This medication helps in reducing dementia symptoms; however, it is not used to cure Alzheimer’s disease.
Memantine pills are available by the drug brand Namenda. It is accessible in three different forms:
- Immediate-release tablet
- Oral solution
- Extended-release capsule
Memantine is mostly used with the combination of other medicines for the treatment of dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease. This medication functions by reducing unusual action in the brain that may trigger the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Namenda (Memantine) belongs to a group of medicines called NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor antagonists.