Reminyl is used for treating mild to moderate dementia (e.g., impairment of memory or judgment, abstract thinking, changes in personality) in patients with Alzheimer disease.
How to use
Use Reminyl as directed by your doctor.
Take Reminyl by mouth with the morning and evening meals, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Reminyl is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
Take Reminyl on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it.
Taking Reminyl at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
Continue to take Reminyl even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Reminyl.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Reminyl is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the amount of a certain substance (acetylcholine) in the brain, which may help reduce symptoms of dementia in patients with Alzheimer disease.
If you miss a dose of Reminyl and are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Reminyl between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Reminyl out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
diarrhea; dizziness; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach upset; tiredness; vomiting; weight loss.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody, black, or tarry stools; chest pain; decreased urination; depression; fainting; fever; seizures; severe or persistent tiredness or weakness; slow or irregular heartbeat; tremor.
If you have any questions about Reminyl, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Reminyl is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
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