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Generic Name: Donepezil and memantine [doe-NEP-e-zil-and-mem-AN-teen]
Drug Class: Cholinesterase inhibitors

What is Namzaric?

Namzaric is a mixture of memantine and donepezil. Donepezil enhances the functioning of nerve cells within the brain. It does this by preventing the destruction of a chemical called acetylcholine. People with dementia are typically less able to produce this, which is crucial for cognitive processes that affect memory as well as thinking and reasoning. Memantine can reduce the activity of the brain's chemicals, which may cause symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Namzaric is used to treat moderate or severe symptoms of dementia that are of the Alzheimer's type.Namzaric is not a solution to treat Alzheimer's. The condition can worsen over time.


Follow the directions on your prescription label and the package. Inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.Namzaric can affect a few of the drugs that are used to treat general anesthesia. Be sure to inform your doctor that you're taking Namzaric if you require dental or surgical procedures.

Namzaric could cause heart issues, which can include the slowing of your heart rate. Consult your physician immediately when you experience chest pain or breathing difficulties or if you are feeling unusually exhausted, short of breath, or dizzy, as if you could faint.

Namzaric may cause an increase in stomach bleeding or in the intestines. Contact your doctor right away in the event that you observe black or tarry stool or vomit that is blood-coloured or resembles coffee grounds.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take Namzaric if you are sensitive to memantine or donepezil.

To ensure that Namzaric is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you suffer from:

  • Asthma or another breathing disorder;
  • Heart disease, or rhythm disorder
  • An underlying seizure history;
  • Stomach ulcer or a history of stomach ulcers or intestinal bleeding
  • Bladder obstruction, or other issues;
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease.

It isn't known if Namzaric can harm a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant.

It is unclear if Namzaric is absorbed into breast milk or whether it can harm the baby who is nursing. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding your baby.

How to Take Namzaric?

Use Namzaric exactly as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Don't use this medication in greater or lesser quantities or for longer periods than prescribed.Take Namzaric before bed unless your physician tells you not to.Namzaric can be taken in combination with food or not.

Don't crush, chew, or break an extended-release Namzaric capsule. Inhale it completely.To ease swallowing To make swallowing easier, you can take the capsule apart and sprinkle the medicine onto the applesauce with a spoonful. Take it in right away, without chewing. Don't keep the mix to use later on.Don't use a damaged or broken capsule.

If you are in need of dental or surgical work, be sure to inform your doctor ahead of time that you're using Namzaric. You might have to stop taking the medication for a short period of time.

It is not advisable to stop taking Namzaric abruptly. The sudden stop could cause your condition to get worse.Keep Namzaric in a cool, dry place far from heat, moisture, and light.

What happens If I Miss a dose?

Do the missed dose as quickly as you can remember. Avoid your missed dosage if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Don't take any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens If I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms can include severe weakening, dizziness, or drowsiness in walking, difficulty walking, a rapid or slow heart rate, sweating, confusion, hallucinations, agitation, strange thoughts or behavior, shallow or weak breathing, fainting, seizures, or a seizure.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding restrictions on drinks, food, or any activity.

Side effects of Namzaric

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction against Namzaric, like hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Stop taking this medication and contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Severe or ongoing vomiting;
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you've passed out;
  • The heartbeat may be slow, or there may be chest pain.
  • Seizure (convulsions);
  • Urination that is painful or difficult
  • New or worsening breathing issues new or worsening breathing problems;
  • Symptoms of stomach bleeding: extreme stomach pain or heartburn bloody or tarry stools and coughing up blood, or vomit that resembles coffee grounds.

Common Namzaric side effects can include:

  • Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and lack of appetite;
  • Headache;
  • Dizziness;
  • Simple bleeding.

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Other side effects could be present. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

A variety of drugs can interfere with Namzaric. Discuss with your doctor your current medications and any that you decide to start or stop taking, particularly:

  • Amantadine, a Parkinson's disease drug;
  • Ketamine;
  • Prescription cough and cold medications such as dextromethorphan
  • Antifungal medications (ketoconazole and others);
  • Seizure medicines (phenytoin, carbamazepine, and other phenobarbitals);
  • Rifampin;
  • Steroids, including dexamethasone;
  • Medicines for urinary incontinence that cause urges;
  • Other medications known as anticholinergics, which include medications to treat excessive stomach acid reflux, stomach ulcers, nausea, motion sickness, and vomiting, are also known as IBS.

Other medications can be incompatible with memantine and donepezil in the form of prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform all of your health care professionals about any medications you are taking in the present and about any medication you stop or start taking.



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