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Namenda Dosage

Dosage form: tablet, oral solution
Drug class: Miscellaneous central nervous system agents

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 24, 2022.

The recommended starting dose of NAMENDA is 5 mg once daily. The dose should be increased in 5 mg increments to 10 mg/day (5 mg twice daily), 15 mg/day (5 mg and 10 mg as separate doses), and 20 mg/day (10 mg twice daily). The minimum recommended interval between dose increases is one week. The dosage shown to be effective in controlled clinical trials is 20 mg/day.

NAMENDA can be taken with or without food. If a patient misses a single dose of NAMENDA, that patient should not double up on the next dose. The next dose should be taken as scheduled.

If a patient fails to take NAMENDA for several days, dosing may need to be resumed at lower doses and retitrated as described above.

Specific Populations

Renal Impairment

A target dose of 5 mg twice daily is recommended in patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance of 5 – 29 mL/min based on the Cockcroft-Gault equation).

Hepatic Impairment

NAMENDA should be administered with caution to patients with severe hepatic impairment [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.