Renal impairment; epilepsy. Pregnancy and lactation. Closely monitor patients with recent MI, uncompensated CHF, uncontrolled hypertension. Predisposition to convulsions; conditions that increase urinary pH.
Moderate to severe dementia in Alzheimer’s disease
Adult: As hydrochloride: Initially, 5 mg daily in the morning for the 1st wk; increase dose wkly in steps of 5 mg. Max: 20 mg daily. Wait for at least 1 wk between dose changes. Doses >10 mg/day should be given in 2 divided doses.
Suggested titration: 5 mg daily for >1 wk; 5 mg bid for >1 wk; 15 mg daily given in 5- and 10-mg separated doses for >1 wk; then 10 mg bid.
40-60 Per 1.73 m2: Max dose: Reduce to 10 mg daily.