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Namenda XR User Reviews & Ratings

Namenda XR has an average rating of 3.3 out of 10 from a total of 4 reviews on 40% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 60% reported a negative experience.

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Alzheimer's Disease  
4 reviews for Alzheimer's Disease 30 medications
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  • bsandy
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 27, 2014

For Alzheimer's Disease "My wife began the 4 stage process a couple of months ago, and I stopped it halfway through week 2 because she seemed to be getting more confused. We started again a month ago and are into the 2nd full dose, and I am very concerned that her condition is worse instead of better."

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  • Hubby...
  • April 15, 2014

For Alzheimer's Disease "My wife tried to add Namenda as a component of combination therapy but after continuous bouts of bronchitis we terminated Namenda and, as a result, she was (in short order) able to get rid of the bronchitis. Since Namenda had seemed promising (initially, before bronchitis), we were very disappointed that it seemed necessary to eliminate that component of her treatment. Although our neurologist had not previously seen a case in which bronchitis was a side effect of Namenda, he suggested we try Namenda XR. We are thrilled that she has been able to take Namenda XR without experiencing such a side effect and that Namenda XR appears to be providing desired benefits."

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  • clssy...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 24, 2014

"My mother is on a dose of 21 mg NAMENDA XR and I think it is making her symptoms worse. She is very medication sensitive and I see her CHI as more depressed, forgetful, worrisome and confused. I will be discussing as always with her doctor But I feel she needs to be removed from this medicine. Plus on a side note it is nearly impossible to get this medicine, although that has nothing to do with her taking the medication."

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  • Tina
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • February 28, 2018

For Alzheimer's Disease "My mother was on this for several years when she lived alone. She had increasing anxiety over time to the point of not being suitable to go to a restaurant. I asked her to go off it for a while. The difference in her anxiety off this medication was astounding. She went back on this medication fearing her dementia was worsening off of it. The family physician prescribed Trazadone to counteract the anxiety. Over a two month period her decline was extremely marked. She did not have anxiety but had a huge decline in memory and personality. She is now off of both meds. and has very low anxiety. However, it looks like the decline in memory is permanent. Her psychiatrist told us long ago that these medications do nothing and have some pretty severe side effects."

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  • TBI...
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • September 21, 2023

"I actually began taking Namenda XR after being prescribed by a neurologist who had a hunch that it might help with cognitive processing and short-term memory problems related to a traumatic brain injury I sustained at age 14. I started taking this at age 16, and it has been life-changing. I went from struggling to form a complete sentence to talking much more fluidly, and I feel more sharp and present every day, and don't 'space out' as much. Without it, I definitely struggle more with my cognitive processing. I've done a lot of research but have never seen anywhere discussing alternative uses for Namenda, so I want to share my story. I hope that it can be recognized as a possible therapeutic treatment for people with traumatic brain injuries because it has greatly improved my quality of life. I am on a lot of other medications, so there could be side effects, but I don't recall there being anything major. I've been on it now for 10 years and am still doing well tolerating it."

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  • Namenda...
  • August 20, 2017

For Alzheimer's Disease "My Mom is 94 years old and has been prescribed Namenda XR once a day for Alzheimer's disease. It has helped her to be quite clear and focused. When our neighbour recently fell and broke her back, Mom asked to find out the name of the rehab facility so she could send her flowers. Mom remembered that in January 2016, she fell and broke her tibila and fibula (leg) and this neighbor sent my Mom an orchid plant, making Mom feel very happy. Mom still forgets current information. Where are we going? To the doctor. 10 minutes later, where are we going? To the doctor. Also this medication is pricey, $162.01!"

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