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User Reviews for Galantamine to treat Alzheimer's Disease

Also known as: Razadyne, Razadyne ER

Galantamine has an average rating of 8.1 out of 10 from a total of 10 ratings for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. 70% of those users who reviewed Galantamine reported a positive effect, while 10% reported a negative effect.

Galantamine Rating Summary

8.1/10 average rating

10 ratings from 9 user reviews.

Compare all 27 medications used in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

galanthamine · Taken for less than 1 month January 13, 2020

“This seems to help my patients moods, memory and cognition for those with dementia. Also appears to be available over the counter to enhance dreaming recall and lucidity. The compound was isolated from plants. Seems well tolerated and seems to help.”

10 / 10
S Pothen · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 7, 2017

“The MD prescribed Galamer 4mg BID two years ago for my 83 years old mom because she had symptoms of moderate level Alzheimer's . Within a week we saw the improvement and now she is doing well.”

10 / 10
10 year survivor · Taken for less than 1 month July 14, 2017

“About 9 years ago, I was seeing a neurologist to see if there might be some way to treat the overwhelming brain fog known as chemo-brain. We decided to try a few different drugs known to help with dementia and Galantamine was one of them. I was not able to test this one because about 30 minutes after taking the pill, my entire left side of my body went numb with the left side of my face feeling like it was melting. I thought I was having a stroke. My friend said I looked normal, so I called the neurologist who said I would just have to let it wear off. Now I come on this site and see that "one-sided weakness" is on the list of serious side effects needing immediate medical treatment. Nothing to do with this, just wanted to share.”

Daddys princess warrior November 6, 2015

“My dad was on this for 5 years he advanced in stages and it still improved his mind once he was taken off the medication at the hospital and had a significant decline - they started him back on it and started to improve. I would recommend this to talking to your doctor about it.”

10 / 10
Anonymous September 24, 2010

“My husband is 69 and has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia. He started this medication about two weeks ago. He is already showing signs of improvement. He is able to read and comprehend what he reads. He is able to follow along in a conversation again, and he gives good input into the conversation while it is going on. We would recommend this medication to anyone who is thinking about using it.”

7 / 10
Beemama · Taken for less than 1 month February 13, 2017

“My 75 yr. old dad started this medicine a little over a week ago and I can already tell a difference. He is in the moderate stages of Alzheimer's and has not been able to talk more than a few words without forgetting what he's saying for well over a year now. He started taking 4 mg. twice a day and he is actually able to tell me about his day without forgetting a word! His overall mood is improved also. I know it won't last forever but I am very happy with the results of this medicine so far. I have a little glimpse of my dad back and he's had no side effects. Very happy with this medicine!”

10 / 10
Anonymous January 24, 2010

“My 81 yr old dad has been on it for 4 months and there's been a marked improvement in function and mood and alertness. Memory improvement is small but he's improved much. He's not like a zombie anymore...he's in early stages. I would recommend this.”

9 / 10
Mazzara June 26, 2017

“I have given this to my mother for cognitive help due to Alzheimer's and she has had nothing but challenges, she can't formulate sentences, she's confused, hallucinating. After only 5 days I took her off. She had previously tried Aricept but had the same reaction. I know they are the same family so it wasn't a surprise. Now I am frightened of all the drugs.”

1 / 10
preacherman 11 April 20, 2017

“Many times when I take this capsule in the morning, and have a bowel movement after that on the same morning, I see the pill come out in the feces whole, same color, undisturbed looking, and wondering if it has done any good at all. I have asked pharmacist and they say it is possible that it has worked some. That's hard to believe. Even my doctor says that. That is still hard to believe. Capsules usually are absorbed, aren't they? I have been told that I have Mild Cognitive Impairment.”

4 / 10
distressed daughter April 27, 2009

Razadyne ER (galantamine): “My dad is 82 years old and was started on Razadye ER. It was like an 82 year old on crystal meth. He hasn't slept in three days or nights.”

linkspider December 6, 2008

Razadyne ER (galantamine): “It this drug has sovled the problem of hundreds of thousands of Alzheimers sufferers across America and England. Then all I can do is give you a 10/10.”

10 / 10
from utica ny June 4, 2011

“Reminds me of Adderall but only a natural way to acquire the same or a similar effect. I am in the process of speaking with my grandmothers doctor to see if she can take it for her Alzheimer's.”

10 / 10

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