Compare galantamine vs. Namenda

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Razadyne (galantamine)

Prescription only

Namenda (Memantine)

Prescription only
Treats Alzheimer's disease.

Razadyne (galantamine) is a first choice medicine to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, but not everyone responds to it.

Treats dementia.

Namenda (Memantine) is one of the few medications that can be used to treat moderate to severe dementia caused by Alzheimer's.

Upsides
  • Razadyne (galantamine) comes in different forms, including liquid, pills, and extended release capsules.
  • Razadyne (galantamine) is available as generic.
  • Only used to treat moderate to severe dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease.
  • It's available as an immediate-release tablet, a solution, and an extended-release tablet.
  • Can cause fewer side effects than other medicines used to treat Alzheimer's disease.
  • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
Downsides
  • If you miss doses of Razadyne (galantamine) for more than 3 days, you have to talk to your doctor since you might have to start taking it over again from the original smallest dose.
  • Like other medications for dementia, it only slows down the progression of the disease; it doesn't stop or reverse it.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release capsule
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Extended release
Price
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Side effects
16possible side effects
  • Nausea
    21%
  • Vomiting
    11%
  • Dizziness
    8%
  • Loss of appetite
    7%
  • Headache
    7%
  • Diarrhea
    7%
  • Weight loss
    5%
  • Depression
    4%
  • Abdominal pain
    4%
  • Fatigue
    4%
  • Falls
    4%
  • Tremor
    2%
  • Sleepiness
    2%
  • Abdominal discomfort
    2%
  • Indigestion
    2%
  • Weakness
    2%
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13possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    7%
  • Headache
    6%
  • Confusion
    6%
  • Constipation
    5%
  • Hypertension
    4%
  • Coughing
    4%
  • Pain
    3%
  • Vomiting
    3%
  • Back pain
    3%
  • Somnolence
    3%
  • Hallucination
    3%
  • Fatigue
    2%
  • Dyspnea
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Serious skin allergies
  • Anesthesia during surgery
  • Slowed heartbeat
    • History of heart problems
  • Stomach issues
  • Higher risk for seizures
  • Breathing problems
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  • Seizures
    • History of seizures
  • Mood changes
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