Galantamine is used in the treatment of dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease ,which affect thinking, and cause symptoms such as memory loss and confusion.
How it Works
Galantamine works by increasing the level of a natural chemical called acetylcholine in the body. Acetylcholine is a chemical which allows nerve cells in the brain to communicate with each other, it is known that people with dementia have low levels of acetylcholine. The symptoms of dementia can be improved by increasing the levels of acetylcholine by using the treatment of Galantamine, however it is not a cure for dementia.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Galantamine may suffer from such side effects; Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Dizziness, Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Decreased appetite, Weight loss