Memantine Overview, Dosage, How to Take, Side Effects and Overdose

Memantine, marketed under the brand name Namenda. Memantine reduces the actions of chemicals in the brain that may contribute to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Memantine is used to treat moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. Memantine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the dosage for Memantine?

  • The usual starting dose of memantine tablets is 5 mg once daily.
  • The dose usually is increased to 5 mg twice daily, then 5 mg and 10 mg as separate doses daily, and finally 10 mg twice daily.
  • The initial recommended dose of memantine capsules is 7 mg daily.
  • The dose may be increased weekly by 7 mg daily and the maximum dose is 28 mg daily.