1.What is EBIXA and what is it used for?
EBIXA are white-off-white, elongated, film-coated tablets with a score on both sides.
It is offered to the market in blister packs of 100 film tablets.
EBIXA is in the group of drugs used against dementia.
The memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disruption of message signals in the brain. In the brain, there are formations called NMDA-receptors. These formations play a role in nerve stimulation, which is important for learning and remembering. EBIXA belongs to a group of drugs called NMDA receptor antagonists and improves nerve impulse and memory by acting on NMDA receptors. Because of this effect, EBIXA is used in the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease.
3. How to use EBIXA?
Instructions for proper use and dose/frequency of administration
Always take EBIXAR as prescribed by your doctor. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The recommended dose of EBIXA for adults and the elderly is 20 mg (1 x 2 tablets) once daily. To reduce the risk of side effects, this dose is gradually increased by the following daily regimen:
4. What are the possible side effects?
Like all medicines, there may be side effects in people who are sensitive to the substances contained in EBIXA.
In general, the observed side effects are mild to moderate. Common (1-10 out of 100 people):
Headache, somnolence, constipation, drowsiness, shortness of breath, high blood pressure and hypersensitivity.
Uncommon (1-10 out of 1000 people):
Fatigue, fungal infections, confusion, hallucinations, vomiting, gait abnormality, heart failure and venous blood coagulation (thrombosis/thromboembolism).
Very rare (less than 1 in 10,000): Seizures.
Not known (cannot be estimated from the available data): Inflammation of the pancreas and psychotic reactions
It has been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide. These events have been reported in patients treated with EBIXA.