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Memantine hydrochloride tablets, USP are indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.
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Memantine hydrochloride is an orally active NMDA receptor antagonist. The chemical name for memantine hydrochloride is 1-Amino-3,5-dimethyladamantane hydrochloride with the following structural formula:
The molecular formula is C12H21N•HCl and the molecular weight is 215.76. Memantine hydrochloride, USP occurs as a fine white to off-white powder and is soluble in water.
Memantine hydrochloride is available as tablets. Memantine hydrochloride tablets, USP are available for oral administration as round, film-coated tablets containing 5 mg and 10 mg of memantine hydrochloride. The tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, talc and titanium dioxide.