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Your loved one counts on you to be their voice, especially as symptoms progress


Be upfront with the doctor about your concerns
Create a report to share with the doctor

Make the most of your time with the doctor by being prepared for your appointments

Sometimes it can be difficult to remember everything you want to tell the doctor about your loved one's behavior and symptoms. One easy way to help you make the most of your time with the doctor is with the Appointment Checklist.


Questions that may help guide your discussion about your loved one with the doctor



Does the person I care about have moderate or severe Alzheimer's disease?


What changes can I expect to see in my loved one, now and in the future?


What should I be watching for? What types of things should I call you about?


How often does the person I care for need to be evaluated?


What treatment options are available?


Can you tell me about NAMENDA XR®?


Could it help my loved one to take NAMENDA XR with another Alzheimer's disease medication?


If my loved one is already taking NAMENDA® (memantine HCI) twice a day, can he or she switch to once-a-day NAMENDA XR?


Will Alzheimer's disease medications interfere with other medications?


What are possible side effects of Alzheimer's disease medications?


How will I know if the Alzheimer's disease medication is working?

There is no evidence that NAMENDA XR or an AChEI prevents or slows the underlying disease process in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Can NAMENDA XR help your loved one?

See benefits of NAMENDA XR

An interactive tool created to help you track and record your loved one's symptoms

The Symptom Recognition Tool is a 2-step process that takes only a few minutes. First, you will be taken through a series of questions about your loved one's symptoms. After you've completed this step, a report will be generated that you can print and take to the doctor.

This interactive tool was created to help you:

Identify symptoms of Alzheimer's disease that you may be seeing in your loved one

Record and track symptoms by creating a report

Share the results with your loved one's doctor at their next appointment

Remember, only a doctor can provide a diagnosis. This is not meant to be a diagnostic tool.

Using the Symptom Recognition Tool?

For optimum results, the interactive Symptom Recognition Tool should be used on a desktop computer. Need a reminder?

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There is no evidence that NAMENDA XR prevents or slows the underlying disease process in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Important Risk Information
Who should NOT take NAMENDA XR?

NAMENDA XR should not be taken by anyone who is allergic (hypersensitive) to memantine, the active substance in NAMENDA XR, or who has had a bad reaction to NAMENDA XR or any of its ingredients.

What should be discussed with the healthcare provider before taking NAMENDA XR?

Before starting NAMENDA XR, talk to the healthcare provider about all of the patient's past and present medical conditions, including:

If the patient is taking other medications (including those without a prescription), ask the healthcare provider if NAMENDA XR is right for the patient.

What are the possible side effects of NAMENDA XR?

The most common side effects associated with NAMENDA XR treatment are headache, diarrhea, and dizziness. This is not a complete list of side effects.


NAMENDA XR extended-release capsules are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. NAMENDA XR is available by prescription only.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.