Galantamine Hydrobromide is a medicinal drug used as the main active ingredient in medicines to treat Alzheimer's type of dementia. This active component is the hydrobromide salt form of galantamine and shows activities of neurocognitive-enhancer. It acts by inhibiting the acetylcholinesterase so as to increase the concentration and enhancing the action of acetylcholine. It also improves neurocognitive function in mild and moderate Alzheimer' s disease that reduces abstinence-induced cognitive symptoms.
Class of Drugs – Neurocognitive enhancer
Molecular Formula – C17H22BrNO3
Molecular Weight - 368.3 g/mol
Working: This given active component Galantamine Hydrobromide works by improving the function of nerve cells present in the brain. It acts by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine. Lower levels of acetylcholine are found in people with dementia, which is important for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning. This medication is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's type of dementia.
Uses: The mentioned active component Galantamine Hydrobromide is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate confusion i.e. dementia related to Alzheimer's disease. It does not cure Alzheimer's disease, but it can be used to improve memory, awareness, and the ability to perform daily functions. It acts by restoring the balance of certain natural substances like neurotransmitters in the brain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This effective active ingredient is used in popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Razadyne ER: 8 mg
- Razadyne: 4 mg and 8 mg
- Exelon: 4 mg and 8 mg
- Aricept: 4 mg and 8 mg
- Namenda: 4 mg and 8 mg
Do not consume alcoholic beverages while consuming this medicine. It may lower the effectiveness of the medicine.