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Tacrine (By mouth)

Tacrine (tak-reen)

Treats certain symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, such as confusion or memory loss. Tacrine (Cognex®) was withdrawn from the US market in May 2012.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tacrine or if you are allergic to acridine medicines such as Monacrin® (used to treat skin infection or to clean wounds). You should not use this medicine if you developed yellowing of your skin or eyes while taking tacrine in the past.

How to Use This Medicine:

Capsule

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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