Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych

Razadyne 

(galantamine)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych
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Treats Alzheimer's disease.

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Our bottom line

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

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Prices and coupons for 60 (8mg) tablets of galantamine

Upsides

  • Razadyne (galantamine) comes in different forms, including liquid, pills, and extended release capsules.
  • Razadyne (galantamine) is available as generic.

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.
How it works

Razadyne (galantamine) raises the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, which is lower in people with Alzheimer's.

What to expect when you take Razadyne (galantamine) for Alzheimer's disease

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Side effect rates for Razadyne (galantamine)

6502 From clinical trials of galantamine / Alzheimer's disease
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Low mood disorder
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue

Risks and Warnings for Razadyne (galantamine)

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  • Rarely, Razadyne (galantamine) has caused serious skin rashes that can be life-threatening. If you notice a rash, talk to your doctor right away to see if you should stop taking it.

Common concerns from people taking Razadyne (galantamine)

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Food
  • Take Razadyne (galantamine) with food so you don’t get an upset stomach.