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Alzheimer's disease(AD), also called Alzheimer disease, senile dementia of the Alzheimer type, '''primary degenerati...
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Other name: Donepezil (Donepezil)
Other name: Memantine (Memantine)
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Donepezil, marketed under the trade name Aricept by its developer Eisai Co. and partner Pfizer, is a centrally acting reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Its main therapeutic use is in the palliative treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer'...
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Memantine is the first in a novel class of Alzheimer's disease medications acting on the glutamatergic system by blocking NMDA glutamate receptors. It was first synthesized by Eli Lilly and Company in 1968. Memantine is marketed under the brands '''Axur...
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Donepezil, marketed under the trade name Aricept by its developer Eisai Co. and partner Pfizer, is a centrally acting reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Its main therapeutic use is in the palliative treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer'...
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Memantine is the first in a novel class of Alzheimer's disease medications acting on the glutamatergic system by blocking NMDA glutamate receptors. It was first synthesized by Eli Lilly and Company in 1968. Memantine is marketed under the brands '''Axur...
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the 10 mg twice daily. although there are no side effects...
" ...anything. Dean, he had the same reaction to Aricept, so he was switched to Namenda, did the whole 5mg twice then 5 mg 10 mg, the 10 mg twice daily. although there are no side effects, there is also... "

feels that nothing is helping her and is actually annoyed...
" ...kind of dementia. She's been on Aricept first then switched to Namenda. She now feels that nothing is helping her and is actually annoyed that she was even taken to the doctor and does not want to... "

ricept and namenda she also has blood pressure problems...
" ...grandmother has dementia and she is taking aricept and namenda she also has blood pressure problems and she is... "

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amenda. Their reasoning is that those meds don't help and t...
" ...or her medical records, they immediately (first day) discontinued her aricept and namenda. Their reasoning is that those meds don't help and they're \"psych meds.\"... "

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There was a time when we considered changing him to Namenda...
" My dad takes aricept. There was a time when we considered changing him to Namenda, but the aricept has kept him from not being uncontrollably ...contacting the pharmaceutical manufacturer of Namenda about... "

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each drug individually to see which one did the most help...
" ...placed on aricept and namenda for his Alzheimers confusion. We did each drug individually to see which one did the most help for him. It was ...then only used the Aricept. For my dad, it was an awesome... "

The Aricept and Namenda do help her to be so much more...
" ...went back and re-read the side effects of the Aricept and it does include the ...heartbeat.But what's the choice? The Aricept and Namenda do help her to be so much... "

with Dad. She also has a stooped posture, and some rigidity...
" ...which have been greatly reduced since she has been on Aricept. She is also on Namenda. She has more trouble with words now, but is less argumentative with Dad. She also has a stooped posture, and... "

007. He didn't tolerate Namenda very well. I've tried h...
" ...My DH has been on Aricept since early on...in 2007. He didn't tolerate Namenda very well. I've tried him on MCT fuel which I think helped. I was... "

However, we've always known they would not work...
" ...after my grandmother started taking 5 mg. Aricept, she began to regress ...of Aricept or adding Namenda. Those two drugs have helped my grandmother tremendously. However, we've always known they would... "

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