Reminyl Overview


Galantamine is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Galantamine belongs to a group of drugs called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. These work by stopping a specific enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine in the brain.

This medication comes as a tablet, extended-release (long-acting) capsule, and oral (by mouth) solution. The tablets and oral solution are usually taken twice a day, with the morning and evening meals. The extended-release capsule is taken once a day in the morning with food.

Common side effects of galantamine include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Galantamine can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how galantamine affects you.

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Uses of Reminyl

Galantamine is a prescription medication used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, a disease that impairs memory and the ability to think and perform daily activities. 

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.


Reminyl Drug Class

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Side Effects of Reminyl

Serious side effects have been reported with galantamine. See the "Galantamine Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects of galantamine include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Stomach upset
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Uncontrollable shaking in a part of your body
  • Depression

This is not a complete list of galantamine side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.