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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia board


According to my trusty "Nursing Guide to Drugs" (Australia) book, Galantamine is also known as Reminyl and it is for mild to moderate AD.

The adverse effects of this medication could be: Nausea, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhoea, weight loss, heartburn, abdo pain, headache, Urinary Tract Infections, confusion, somnolence, insomnia & dizziness. People taking this medication can also experience fatigue, rhinitis and in rare conditions, extrapyramidal symptoms.

Interactions: Do not take with other AD medications, and this medication can increase the risk of gastric bleeding if given with NSAIDS (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Monitor if given with digoxin or beta-adrenoreceptor blocking agents as well as erythromycin (Penicillin & its derivatives), quinidine, fluoxetine or fluvoxamine and should not be given with other parasympathomimetic agents. Galantamine may inhibit the actions of anticholinergic agents, and may increase muscle-relaxant medications.

This medication is not recommended in those recovering from Gastrointestinal or Bladder surgery, nor those with Gastrointestinal obsturction or urinary outflow obstruction. Caution must be taken if used in those with sick sinus syndrome or supraventricular cardiac conduction disorders, gastric ulcers or COPD/COAD and is contraindicated in those with severe liver/kidney impairment.

There is no mention of adverse reactions when taking anti-anxiety medications (such as Xanax, nor does Xanax mention any contraindications with Galantamine) Hope this has helped a little.
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