Namenda vs. Butterbur


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Namenda and Butterbur. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,171 people who take Namenda and Butterbur, and is updated regularly.

What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on memantine hydrochloride and butterbur (the active ingredients of Namenda and Butterbur, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Namenda?

Namenda has active ingredients of memantine hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia. (latest outcomes from Namenda 11,786 users)

What is Butterbur?

Butterbur has active ingredients of butterbur. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Butterbur 46 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 19, 2019

16,171 people who take Namenda and Butterbur are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Namenda vs Butterbur drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Butterbur (butterbur)
  • Namenda (memantine hydrochloride)

Most common side effects:

  1. Pain
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  5. Erythema (redness of the skin)
  6. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
  7. Rash
  8. Depression
  9. Pain In Extremity
  10. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  1. Confusional State
  2. Fall
  3. Dizziness
  4. Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Asthenia (weakness)
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  8. Drug Ineffective
  9. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
  10. Diarrhoea

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Nonspecific Back Pain (back pain without any serious problem)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Metastatic Neoplasm (spreadable cancer tumour)
  4. Itchiness
  5. Chapped Lips (cracking, fissuring, and peeling of the skin f lip)
  6. Bacterial Infection
  1. Fall
  2. Confusional State
  3. Urinary Tract Infection
  4. Aggression
  5. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
  6. Dizziness
  7. Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)
  8. Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)
  9. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  10. Depression

Drug effectiveness:

  • not at all: 18.18 %
  • somewhat: 27.27 %
  • moderate: 27.27 %
  • high: 18.18 %
  • very high: 9.09 %
  • not at all: 18.13 %
  • somewhat: 39.01 %
  • moderate: 27.2 %
  • high: 13.46 %
  • very high: 2.2 %

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