Severe hallucinations from Memantine
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Neurology. 2005 Aug 9;65(3):481-2.
Delusions and hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies: worsening with memantine.
Ridha BH1, Josephs KA, Rossor MN.
- 1Dementia Research Centre, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, WC1N 3BG, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
Three patients with probable dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) experienced worsening delusions and visual hallucinations as a result of memantine therapy. Significant resolution occurred once treatment was discontinued. Caution is required when prescribing memantine to patients with possible DLB.