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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of galantamine Oral.

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12 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
1/28/2014 10:00:16 PM

Reviewer: galantamine side effects, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
In the beginning when I first started Galantamine25mg I felt very well Now after 12 months I can feel myself becoming unsure of my health

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
7/23/2013 7:40:34 AM

Reviewer: Steve71, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
After seven days of a 16mg dosage once a day I experienced lower back pain, trouble sleeping, depression, lower energy level, indigestion, blurry vision, difficulty swallowing, head aches, and taste problems.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
3/11/2013 8:23:39 PM

Reviewer: Thomas, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
It did not help my memory problems. I felt more confused and anxious.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
11/21/2011 7:05:18 PM

Reviewer: unbiased., 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Increased ability to think clearer, along with mental alertness, and I follow, listen, and comprehend conversations better. At first I was skeptical having tried Aricept, from 5 mg to 10 mg I had an adverse reaction. From day one the Galantamine was started at 8 mg and increased to 16. At this level, it is effective for my condition. No side effects, I am a person who has a mild cognitive impa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
9/6/2011 11:25:28 AM

Reviewer: Kathy T, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Brought back her remembering dates, names. Able to read books again. Definitely improved memory right away. 8 months in and she may need to up the dosage, but taking 2 pills brings on bad nightmares. I am very grateful for the pill.

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