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Does Memantine affect sleep?
eli47
Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 2:25 PM
Joined: 3/25/2019
Posts: 18


My mom says she is stopping her Memantine, taken once in the morning and once at night, because she feels it is keeping her awake.  I can't find any info to support this as a side effect.  Anyone else had their LO say this?  Thanks.
MN Chickadee
Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 2:32 PM
Joined: 9/7/2014
Posts: 742


My LO had the opposite effect. It made her very sleepy and hard to rouse so we discontinued it and stuck with just Aricept. Everyone reacts to meds differently though. I would consult her doctor and/or pharmacist.
eli47
Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:31 PM
Joined: 3/25/2019
Posts: 18


Thank you.
Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:28 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 15891


When I began taking Namenda, I had insomnia.  My neurologist told me I could take both doses together in the morning.  That worked.  Ask your neurologist.

Iris L.


 
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