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Incontinence board

  1. Advice please on beginnings of incontinence?
    ... Then she had bad reactions to both Aricept and Namenda (tried at different times) causing such sudden diarrhea...
    ... denied having a problem and was unwilling to take Namenda until about a year ago when it was given to her after...

Pain Management board

  1. I have a question about rantadine...
    ... NMDA antagonist Shoreline recommends. It might be Namenda ? The purest NMDA antagonist I know of is methadone...

  2. [b][u]help Today; Please[/u][/b]
    ... :)HERE IS THE DILEMMA: I WAS PRESCRIBED NAMENDA AND HAD SEVERE SIDE EFFECTS WITH THIS MED. HOW LONG...

  3. Please help ASAP..What to expect from PM Clinic
    ... Ever since the severe adverse reaction to Namenda , this is pretty much my last resort. Also, just a ... note on the Namenda ...my migraines now involve severe muscle stiffness...

  4. Pain Management Doctors - How to Handle Tolerance Issues
    ... NMDA antagonist, one used for Alzheimer's disease. Namenda maybe? I even asked my PM doc and she really didn...

  5. Namenda questions
    ... Could someone tell me what Namenda is? I've seen it mentioned on the Board before, but...
    ... The only thing I know about Namenda is that it is a drug supposed to slow down the symptoms...
    ... you're mad at me, but could you please tell me what Namenda is good for and who should take it?? Thanks because...

  6. Amantadine for opiate tol. reversal
    ... My wife has had great success with Namenda (memantine) another NMDA receptor blocker and it's...

  7. Long term use of opiods questions
    ... problems). if you have nerve pain, the alzheimer's drug namenda can help, which if you have any proclivity towards...

  8. Namenda for Peripheral Neuropathy...
    ... I know! News to me too! My neuro put me on Namenda this afternoon and I'll start the regimen tomorrow ... . Here is the info I found about Namenda insofar as it is used for pain management. I haven...

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia board

  1. 68 year-old with Alzhiemers....what to do
    ... doing. She was slipping fast despite the Aricept and Namenda . She felt confined to the house because of Dad and...

  2. Husband has Alzheimer's and startng to wonder at 3 AM
    ... of the worse pills to give to anyone. He is on Namenda and Aricept. Do you have power of attorney for...
    ... we give her 50 mg of Seroquel in the AM with one Namenda . 75 mg in the afternoon and 75 mg at bedtime along ... with the Aricept and one Namenda . This is a larger dose of Seroquel than most patients...

  3. Mother calls the psychiatrist "CRAZY"!
    ... diagnosed Dementia. Started her on Aricept and later Namenda . But nothing helped, Mom went downhill day by day...

  4. New here! Caring for loved one...
    ... I was told that Aricept and Namenda may work for a few months at the beginning of Dementia...
    ... more rational decisions. I agree with Martha on the Namenda and Aricept. The latest research says that Aricept ... effective in the early stages of the disease while Namenda does show some effectiveness in the mid to late stages ... effective for more than a year. If you do a web search on namenda effectiveness or aricept effectiveness you will see...

  5. Geriatric Specialist, my eye!
    ... "Alzheimers. Nursing home. We can try Aricept and Namenda , but not likely to help." We did, they didn't. ...

  6. Need advise PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
    ... Mom and Dad both take namenda and aricept and it doesn't seem to effect their sleep...

  7. Alzheimer's Disease & Aricept
    ... of my parents are currently on Aricept along with Namenda . So far there has be no compelling indication to...

  8. Can this help?
    ... for. Has anyone tried or heard of this? She is on namenda twice aday & aricept to. Which the pharmacist said ... taking her meds. We have taken her off one dose of the namenda with her doctors approval to see if it makes a difference...
    ... doctors if you don't have another one in mind. Namenda and Aricept are the two major drugs used to slow down...
    ... opinion or a new doctor. Mom and Dad are both on Namenda and Aricept. I'm not sure if either is doing Dad...

  9. new here, EOAD diagnosis made today
    ... annual prescriptions of Aricept/Reminyl and then added Namenda . DH did have problems with the medications (intestinal...

  10. New to this board and need help w/ my dad...
    ... stage 5-6 now. He's on the usual meds....Aricept, Namenda (sp??). He's far worse physically than mentally...

  11. Dear ladies, I need a sympathetic ear.......
    ... she is right back at it. Sister 4 did mention the Namenda side effect to the doctor (and let the doctor know ... she was against the idea of stopping the Namenda to see if that was the cause of the problems) and ... Sister 4 does NOT want to decrease or eliminate the Namenda . She is totally sold on the "miracle drug" that is...
    ... with clinical depression), put on both Aricept and Namenda , and we hired a sitter to stay with Mom and Dad at ... medication. I am going to ask about the possible Namenda commention. And the first time somebody says Mom...
    ... being kept in the state of misery because one thinks Namenda is keeping her somewhat cohesive is just cruel. Remember...

  12. Could she have something else too?
    ... ever since she was diagnosed and she started taking Namenda about 8 or 9 months ago. She had been taking Zyprexa...

  13. Help meeting w dr about mothers meds, need advice
    ... tried both Aricept (caused non stop diarrhea) and Namenda (no change for good or bad). Finally in January...
    ... on his own. A doctor also put dad on Aricept and Namenda at the early stages of the disease. I do think it...

  14. when is it time to come off of Namenda?
    ... I would take her off Namenda if it isn't doing anything at all to make her better...
    ... your same shoes Happy. Both or my parents are on Namenda and Aricept. Dad's dementia is vascular (misdiagnosed ... think any of them are doing either any good and the namenda is possibly doing more harm than good considering ... Mom's melt downs could be a side effect of the Namenda . If left to me, which it is not, I would take them...
    ... me. My 3 sisters won't make the decision! I knew Namenda was not a long term drug and not a cure I just wonder...
    ... [COLOR="Navy"]We had Mom on Namenda after she had been on Aricept. We saw some improvement...
    ... interesting thread for me to follow. My mom was put on Namenda last February. She was placed on Razadyne approximately ... he found her numbers had dropped, so he put her on Namenda . He said he hoped it would slow down her decline. ... last visit but we don't know if it is because of the Namenda or because we, her kids, have taken over her care ... to read from some of you that whatever effect the Namenda has only works for a few months...but it is why I...
    ... progression sped up so much. We opted not to try Namenda , neither in combination with the Aricept or on its ... the usual nervous/agitated symptoms and I was afraid Namenda would aggravate that and upset her further. This disease...
    ... to sever dementia consistent with ALZ. Even taking Namenda and Aricept both, by her second evaluation her disease...
    ... DH was on Aricept for a few years, and then Namenda with the Aricept. He did say that he felt that his ... brain was a little clearer for a few months with the Namenda . Aricept claims to delay progression, so we couldn...
    ... My grandmother has been off Namenda for about 3 1/2 weeks now. I really cannot tell any ... calmer, though, which has been nice. Appearantly, the Namenda wasn't making a whole lot of difference. She is ... that most patients take a combination of Aricept and Namenda , and that they work better together, but I guess it ... for the person who was having trouble affording the Namenda . Does your mom have Medicare part D prescription ... drug coverage? My grandmother's Namenda cost only $30 with her coverage from United Health...

  15. Namenda Question
    ... Thought I have never heard anybody say that Namenda caused the aggitation they experienced with their ... This is what I found as psychiatric side effects of Namenda ... Frequent:aggressive reaction. Infrequent: delusion ... suicide attempt. If your Mom goes back on the Namenda and the aggitation comes back it would be worth taking ... symptoms go away.... or just wait to put her back on the Namenda to see if the aggitation returns when she is feeling...
    ... to her diagnosis which was the time she started the Namenda and Aricept. But it has been since that time that...
    ... already showing some of that before she started the Namenda , which is why I never started to make a connection ... thank goodness. I am going to continue to withold the Namenda for the next few days and see how it goes. If the...
    ... well. I suggested the idea of taking Mom off the Namenda to my sisters just to see what happens but have no...
    ... 08, we met with an Elder Lawyer. She recommended Namenda . The same day Mom had a Neuro Appt. We got ... and an RX... Mom got sooo confused for 4 days on Namenda , her companion let me know, and Mom even said the ... is unique, this is what happened to her regarding Namenda . She is still taking 10mg Aricept and that is all...
    ... My Moms neuro started her on namenda when she was in the hospital a few years ago. I saw ... patient is different. For my Mom its a NO for aricept or namenda . Chris...
    ... consider it. She went on to say that taking her off Namenda was an ethical question? If taking her off can possibly ... Mom's behavior has not changed since she started the Namenda and I know different. Mom was depressed before (started ... after her diagnosis which was when she started the Namenda . This is what blew me away..... " Yes, Mama will...
    ... who makes a final decision on whether she stays on Namenda or not, after being informed of the change in behavior...
    ... caring for her since she moved to AL. Mom was on Namenda a year before she moved so the doctor has no yard ... of character for her. It was only when I tied the Namenda discussion here to Mom's behavior that it made me...
    ... out what is causing the melt downs (whether it is Namenda or not) and do something to help Mom. This has nothing...
    ... talked to the doctor.... and she even mentioned my Namenda question. The doctor did validate that Mom's episodes ... once again and if that doesn't help then lower her Namenda dosage to see if that will help. Sister 4 let the ... doctor know her feelings (not to change the Namenda ) but the doctor did validate my suspecious by suggesting...
    ... pysch-hospital-for-two-weeks-when they had uppered Namenda and her Seroquil. SHe was pulling people out of...
    ... her into just the opposite. The more I hear about namenda the more I wonder. We will see how the upped dosage ... then at least the doctor is willing to reduce the namenda dosage to see what happens. I had a pretty good...

  16. taking aricept if you don't have alzheimer's
    ... who prescribed aricept, and then some months later namenda for my husband's dementia (symptom of Normal Pressure ... wouldn't do any harm either. Neither the aricept or namenda made the slightest difference, after a couple of months...
    ... side effects that we can determine from Aricept or Namenda . I am not sure it was effective in doing what it...

  17. Mom's rants....
    ... my Mom. I am close to requesting her Aricept and Namenda be ceased. I truly believe it is unfair to Mom to...

  18. question about alzheimer's disease
    ... has Vascular Dementia. He was put on Aricept and Namenda though neither are for his type of dementia. All...

  19. Importance of testing...
    ... to a neurologist for 'care'? I mean those 2 drugs ( Namenda and Aricept) are all that's out there for them, right...
    ... helped Mom. Drugs for AD currently available are Namenda and Aricept; neither did a thing for my Mom and we...

  20. Husband with Alzheimer's
    ... the visit to the neurologist he was put on Aricept & Namenda but I also requested an anti-depressant to help with...

  21. I'm only 21...
    ... medications my grandma is taking, Remeron for appetite, Namenda , iron, calcium, and some type of patch. It was funny...

  22. Looking for advice
    ... what you do. The current medications, aricept and namenda , are both the most effective if given early in the...

  23. refuse to help himself
    ... thinking about taking them both off the Aricept and Namenda . Because of Dad's type of Dementia (Vascular) and...
    ... COLOR="Navy"]Deb, I took Mom off of Aricept and Namenda , and Dad. The doctor felt that it wasn't doing any...

  24. Aricept/Namenda
    ... for several months and coincided with her new med: Namenda . If you read or remember my post, I was frustrated ... to either pull back on the aricept, discontinue the namenda (if the GP agreed). This is the surprising result ... : Keeping her other meds the same but stopping Namenda and cutting the Aricept to half (every other day. ... Aricept. (Doctor highly suspected Aricept, and or Namenda on her skin condition). This result was totally unexpected...

  25. dementia drugs
    ... They tried both Aricept and Namenda on my Mom. There was no effect except bad side effects...
    ... My DH was diagnosed with Pick's and was put on both Namenda & Aricept as they were the only drugs available. ...
    ... anything needs to be adjusted...he also put her on Namenda once her test score numbers started dropping...she ... went from 24 to 20 in a short time so he prescribed Namenda saying studies show it could slow the decline. We...
    ... golden combination it's heaven :-) With the Namenda and Aricept it's hard to tell because it doesn't cure...
    ... years old, has been taking Aricept for 3 years, and Namenda for two for her Alzheimer's. I know some people report ... with a vengeance, so I asked the Dr. to put her on Namenda along with the Aricept.. After a few weeks the sundowning ... stomach queasiness, and a little loss of appetite. The Namenda required a few weeks "adjustment", during which her...

  26. New with vasular dementia
    ... locked. He was also on seroquel for a while along with namenda , aricept, and a PRN Xanax for those really anxious ... nights. Now he is on Ativan and Remeron along with the Namenda and Aricept. The meds may or may not have helped...

  27. Crying....
    ... diagnosed he was on an antidepressant along with Aricept & Namenda and he still had periods of crying but they were brief...

  28. Seroquel/Guardianship
    ... added Seroquel to go along with his other meds, ie. Namenda , Aricept, Trazadone. Does anyone have any experience...

  29. medication against Alzheimer
    ... newer than the two that have been in use. Aricept and Namenda . Both of those are used to stabelize the patient at...
    ... My grandmother has been on Aricept for 3 yrs. and Namenda for two. These drugs seem to work better when taken...

  30. Parkinson med for treating alzheimer
    ... renal failure, in hospice. She is taking Excelon and Namenda . Got new doctor who also prescribed Sinemet, because...

  31. need help
    ... spouse has been on it for about six months along with Namenda and Depakote. Common side effect is sleepiness -...

  32. 5 Years after Diagnosis - Update
    ... not taking medications. He went off Reminyl and Namenda last year, for several reasons. I'm told it's...

  33. What's wrong with my Mom?
    ... you will need help dealing with her. Aricept and Namenda are medication that do not cure the illness but are...
    ... she was put on Aricept. TOO late! Then they tried Namenda . Too late. She fooled her doctor for years. ...

  34. New to this board
    ... disease. Both Mom and Dad are on Aricept as well as Namenda and don't seem to have any adverse side effects. ...

  35. What the stroke did to my mom
    ... two mini strokes over the years. The doctor added Namenda to the aricept - and she is on other heart meds. ...

  36. Change in medications
    ... COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Mum wasn't doing very good on the Namenda , in fact I think it made her worse. She saw the Psychiatris ... t yesterday and he stopped the Namenda and has now put Mum on Zyprexa 2.5mgs at night. I ... bed until 7.30pm tonight. I'm hoping that once the Namenda is out of her system she will come good with just...
    ... zyprexa. It has been a good med for her. She was on Namenda also. She has not responded well at all with any of...

  37. Who to see?
    ... because he was closer to home. I'm not happy with the Namenda because Mum has been crying for hours on end and of ... on me and my patience. I have been reading where Namenda has had this effect on other people. Mum is due to...

  38. New development..... wondering
    ... bills I found out that Dad had been switched from Namenda and Aricept to Cerfolin even though he has anemia...
    ... her meds. She is on her sugar control medication, namenda , aricept, and her antidepressant (reduced by half...

  39. Approximate amount of time for stages?
    ... from the memory tests that were done. She is now on Namenda . I am really heartbroken. I can't imagine that there...
    ... brain shinkage on the MRI and if so, how much? Namenda and other drugs can slow the progression of the disease...

  40. I'm new here and desperate
    ... Geriatric Psychiatrist last wednesday and he has given her Namenda (Ebixa in Australia). Has anyone here had any success ... with Namenda helping the delusions and hallucinations? Any info...
    ... kindred spirits. My Dad has Vascular Dementia, takes Namenda , and has delusions and hallucinations. Namenda ... just one manifestation of dementia. Dad has been on Namenda for years and he still has delusions and hallucinations ... Mom then that needed a medication different from the Namenda which was specifically designed for the behavior....
    ... if I have to. The psychiatrist did say that if the Namenda did not help he would try her on Zyprexa (Olanzapine...
    ... the psych on the 20th march. He also told me that Namenda (Ebixa) will only slow the AD down and will not do...
    ... The doctor is right about the Namenda . Is there any way you can move up your appointment...
    ... having others share experiences is so valuable! The Namenda helped my Mother a lot. It does not cure, as Deb...
    ... t seem to be so severe and I was wondering if the Namenda could be starting to kick in. She is still trying...
    ... Gayl~the Namenda took about 4 weeks to show any difference in my Mother...
    ... COLOR="Purple"]I think I spoke too soon about the Namenda kicking in!! Mum was on another planet again today...
    ... NAMENDA - My spouse's doc indicated that this med is primarily...

  41. Hi everyone from LuvMyLilDoggie
    ... from her family drs words. He is "making" her take Namenda and her other meds (she is uncontrolled diabetic) ... she did not start taking all her meds, especially Namenda , he would take away her drivers license. Mom is...

  42. new here
    ... aricepts side effects and is supposed to be trying namenda for a month. This is one obstinate mom!!!!!:):...

  43. what would happen if alzheimer was left untreated
    ... it. My Mom tried some of the drugs, Aricept and Namenda , and both had worse side effects than the slowing...
    ... the early/mid stages with the options of aricept, namenda etc, which only puts of the inevitable. Bit sad...
    ... My dad is on Namenda and Aricept. He is probably in the late middle stages ... hospitalized and the doctor decided to take dad off of the namenda and aricept because he was in the later stages. ...
    ... given to Dementia patients - will cause drowsiness. Namenda does, so does Risperdal (anti-psychotic) and Depakote...

  44. Enbrel, Anyone?
    ... patches are fine but when we move up, it makes her sick. Namenda gave her a bad stomach ache. I can and will find...

  45. Worried about becoming wtihdrawn
    ... two meds for her Alz. & the doc. just doubled her Namenda . She is very active such as she does not like to sit...

  46. Need some advice - family history of Alzheimer's
    ... magazines when she should have been on Aricept and Namenda . If I see any indication in myself I plan to make...

  47. hearing hammering
    ... Effexor, statin Zocore, Astelin nasal spray, Aricept and Namenda for Alz, and Metformin to regulate blood sugar. She...

  48. Home Care - When is it needed?
    ... – is a prescription for Hallucinations and Namenda is one for Memory 'retention.' Neither of these medication...

  49. new here, hope everyones experiences can answer my concern
    ... diagnosis and the use of drugs such as aricept or namenda can slow the progress of the disease if she does have...

  50. My grandfather
    ... He already takes Aracep (sorry for spelling) and Namenda . There are other pills too. We pay for all of them...

  51. Grandma just diagnosed
    ... be disasterous). If she's taking drugs (Aricept, Namenda or their equivalents), her illness may slow. A few...

  52. Aricept experience
    ... rate of progression. My Mom tried both Aricept and Namenda , but the gastro intestinal side effects made it impossible...
    ... and Dad (vascular dementia) are both on Aricept and Namenda . It is hard to know if it is helping either one of...

  53. New to the board but not to AD
    ... any way this late in the disease. He also said that Namenda is probably not helping at this point as well. We...
    ... C or P- My husband was also on Exelon & Namenda . I questioned their value and ran the medication list...
    ... DH went off Reminyl (same family as Exelon) and Namenda last year. He had no problems just stopping the drugs...

  54. clueless
    ... a NH now. However, my Mom tried Aricept and also Namenda but nothing did any good. What a struggle this disease...

  55. Which doctor is which?
    ... drugs that were available at the time, Aricept and Namenda , and contnued treating her for heart failure and high...

  56. Loss of Friends
    ... teriorated in most aspects from nine months ago despite the namenda and aricept. They recommended that she give up driving...

  57. What other conditions can cause memory problems?
    ... Dementia shows up on medical test. Then the Aricept and Namenda can be started when it will do the most good....

  58. coming off aricept...
    ... Aricept and then Reminyl. He seemed to level off with Namenda for a few months, which is prescribed for moderate...
    ... Combination therapy is advisable as well Aricept w/ Namenda is great as it works on two parts of the brain and...
    ... nh a little over 3 mo., they give him aricept and namenda for his alz. and sinemet for his parkinsons plus...
    ... slipping faster without Reminyl (Aricept family) and Namenda , even though he did struggle with stomach problems...
    ... leg cramps so her GP stopped Aricept and she starts Namenda tomorrow. My concern is that after reading the Namenda ... Aricept in hopes the side effects would cease or is the Namenda just as effective. Though I was employed in the mental...
    ... went back to Aricept on her own because she felt the Namenda was not helping as much. Seems to be handling it ok...
    ... mother is 82 and slipping pretty quick. She's on Namenda and Aricept. Has been on Acpt for about 2 years now...
    ... welcome to the board Gal. Both of my parents are on Namenda and Aricept and have had no skin reaction. If you ... do a google search on Namenda it does state that skin rashes, redness, and peeling ... the Aricept but appeared after she began taking the Namenda I would suspect the Namenda. I would definitely point ... GP that skin reactions are a known side effect of Namenda . If you can't get a satisfactory answer out of the ... to a dermatologist and be sure he knows she is on Namenda , when the rash started and when she started the Namenda...
    ... My mom is also on Namenda and Razadyne..she is having such trouble with "losing...
    ... At the moment, Mom is on Razadyne, Namenda and Lexipro. When she first got on Lexipro it was...
    ... relate Meg... My mom also took Lexipro along with Namenda and Aricept. It worked for a while then, life went...

  59. Mama woke up Tues and did not know me
    ... came out of it after a hospital stay. They added Namenda to her meds, she already takes Aricept. Yesterday...

  60. Update
    ... and probably lose them quickly. Dad is still on Namenda and his Aricept has doubled in dosage lately. My sister ... said the VA was giving her a real hassle about Namenda because it's so expensive. Then she took him one day ... finally he failed bad enough to fit the VA criteria for Namenda . Apparently that has to be a last resort as far as...

  61. MIL with alzheimers. some advice please?
    ... You may want to ask your MIL's doctor about adding Namenda to the medicines that she receives. It works in a...
    ... You may want to ask your MIL's doctor about adding Namenda to the medicines that she receives. It works in a...
    ... year, she began to regress again, so the Dr. added Namenda to be taken with the Aricept. Again an improvement ... about increasing her dosage of Aricept or adding Namenda . Those two drugs have helped my grandmother tremendously...

  62. Mom is dizzy with new med
    ... My mom was put on Namenda a couple of weeks ago and has been complaining about...
    ... Doctor took mom off namenda cold turkey - so she is only still on aricept. I ... with the dizziness was not worth the benefits of the namenda . maryann...

  63. making the right decision
    ... s on are Aricept, Lexapro & Risperadal. He was on Namenda , but the dr. took that away thinking it was making...

  64. How is Dementia Diagnosed?
    ... experience with Mom, nothing ever helped her at all. Namenda and Aricept caused digestive symptoms (translateion...

  65. need to talk and get suggestions for help
    ... losing my patience and mind. He is on Aricept and Namenda , as well as Seroquel 100mg 2x day, Trazadone 25mg...
    ... prescribe something that works for aggressive behavior. Namenda and Aricept work to slow the progression very early...
    ... I would guess he is at stage 6. He takes aricept, namenda and prozac. The first two I think are a waste of medicine...

  66. Any foods/vitamins that can help with Dementia?
    ... advancing quite so quickly. Another newer drug is Namenda which is used in conjunction with Aricept and it can...


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