Compare galantamine vs. Namenda
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
Slows progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Namenda (memantine) can slow the progression of symptoms in moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease, but cannot cure it.
- Razadyne (galantamine) comes in different forms, including liquid, pills, and extended release capsules.
- Razadyne (galantamine) is available as generic.
- Available in different formulations for easy administration.
- Available in a cheap, generic version.
- Compared to alternatives that treat Alzheimer's disease, Namenda (memantine) has less side-effects.
- 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.
- Namenda (memantine) doesn't stop or reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
- Doesn't work as well in early stages of Alzheimer's.
- Extended release capsule
- Extended release
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16possible side effects
- Loss of appetite7%
- Weight loss5%
- Abdominal pain4%
- Abdominal discomfort2%
13possible side effects
- High blood pressure4%
- Back pain3%
- Difficulty breathing2%
Risks and risk factors
- Serious skin allergies
- Anesthesia during surgery
- Slowed heartbeat
- History of heart problems
- Stomach issues
- Higher risk for seizures
- Breathing problems
- Higher risk of side effects from Namenda (memantine)
- Taking certain medicines
- Kidney problems
- Those with severe urinary tract infections
- History of seizures