Razadyne

(galantamine)

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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.

Quick facts about galantamine
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (galantamine)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 60 4mg tablets
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$64.94

Upsides

  • Razadyne (galantamine) comes in different forms, including liquid, pills, and extended release capsules.
  • Razadyne (galantamine) is available as generic.
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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.
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Lowest price for 60 4mg tablets
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$64.94
How it works

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

Quick facts about galantamine
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (galantamine)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Extended release capsule
  • Liquid
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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
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Depression
  • 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.