Zebb37, if you go to the medications thread and read thru I have posted a link to US drugs used for AD. Skye informed me that ebixa is the equivilant to our namenda. What you described is on the side effect list. Afriend of mine has had her mother on the same regimen you talk of for the past several years. She initially had those side affects, but she tells me they went away with time. Her mother at this point has not gone moms quick route thru AD. But then everytime mom gets put on a medication she seems to get the worst side effects and dr.s are not willing to keep her on them.
Ebixa worked very well for my mother, with few if any side effects. As Hazel suggested, try it for at least a month as it takes time for a) the medication to take effect and b) the side effects to subside.
My mother is still on Ebixa & it's been at least a couple of years now. I am keeping her on it indefinitely. I'm not willing to risk a decline and since we pay for it, we get to decide.
My mother started on Ebixa with half of 10mg ,Then went up to 10mg Then 15mg then built up to two tablets of 10 mg .
I am saying this because I am wondering may be the full effect of Ebixa is not working yet, it took my mother a good 4 weeks to get the medcation working in her her sistem
How is the medication given to your wife ?
as I do wonder if being confused, angry and emotional on it , is just part of the illness progressing . give it a few more mouths , see if the confused, angry and emotional gets better or worse
The only side effect I found my mother had was 1 hallucination, when she went up to 20 Mg a day . but seeing that she only had 1 hullucination which did not scare her I keep her on it , she been on it now for 6 years , only in the last years do I notice that its slowing down . giving her back the symptoms, she had before taking the medication , but not so harshly .
My husband has been on Ebixa now for about 12 months and whilst I didn't see the improvement I saw when he took Aricept he has had no ill effects.
I do wonder how he will be if it is discontinued (he now only scores 4-5 on MMSE) but it has been decided to continue with it as he functions well in other ways..toileting, eating and dressing albeit slowly.
Yes I find that also help my mother a lot in that area , but the urine incontinent coming back , but mum still take herself to the toilet .
I did talk to the consultant about taking mum of it , as I felt it was not working so good any more he said. you may think its not working & your only see the different when its taken away & ones taken of it they no going back on it . So I thought I did not want to take the risk it , Nor did she .
Mum got the medication on the NHS , before NICE new regulation came out . So Only if my local PCT took the funding away from my doctor would the medication be stop.