Distinct and Complementary Memory Benefits
Q Can you combine galantamine with CerebroPlex?
MANUEL, Granite Bay, CA
A Yes you can. Galantamine and CerebroPlex are distinct and complementary in what they have to offer with regard to cognitive benefits. Always read the label before using any nutritional supplement. CerebroPlex reads, “Caution: Use only as directed. Not for use by children, pregnant or lactating women, those with Parkinson’s disease or manic-depressive psychosis, or those taking anticholinergic drugs. Do not use this product if you have abnormally low blood pressure or excessively rapid heartbeat (tachycardia).” Thus there is not likely to be a conflict unless you are excluded for any of the reasons stated.
Galantamine should not be used by those with a history of severe asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In the event that nausea, vomiting, anorexia, or significant weight loss results, the use of galantamine should be cut back, or stopped if these conditions continue. Because the severity of these effects is dose-dependent, cutting back, or slowly increasing the amount taken in the first place, can prevent these conditions.
Certain drugs, if taken with galantamine, such as erythromycin, cimetidine, ketoconazole, and paroxetine, can increase the bioavailability of galantamine by approximately 10–40%. Accordingly, they should be used with caution and only under the care of a healthcare professional.