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Aricept vs. Namenda for Alzheimer

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Aricept

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/ 16,503 posts
Other Names: Donepezil

Namenda

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Other Names: Memantine
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 16,503 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 7,125 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Taken For: Alzheimer
Taken For: Alzheimer OCD *
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'... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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feels that nothing is helping her and is actually annoyed...
...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 ...She has been off the Namenda (her only med...
the 10 mg twice daily. although there are no side effects...
...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...
twice a day.Also Namenda.Have had no problems.But I...
My DH tales 10mg.aricept twice a day.Also Namenda.Have had no problems.But I think it is...
aricept and namenda she also has blood pressure problems...
...has dementia and she is taking aricept and namenda she also has blood pressure problems and she is...
slowed Sid's progression. He doesn't have any side effects...
...- maybe the dosage needs to be adjusted. As to your question - are they worth the side effects? Their purpose is to stabilize and slow down progression. Everyone is different. I definitely belie...
three months ago and he seems to do a lot better with...
...in stage 6. The psychiatrist put him on Namenda three months ago and he seems to do a lot better with the cocktail of Aricept and Namenda, then with Aricept alone. I enjoy the reprieve...
Aricept and Namenda and it works great for him. He's had no...
...he's been on Aricept for the past four years. 18 months ago, his DR put him on the combination of Aricept and Namenda and it works great for him. He's had no side effects, but he's also...
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...
...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 some rigidity,...
2007. He didn't tolerate Namenda very well. I've tried...
...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 wondering...
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