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Aricept vs. Namenda for Alzheimer

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Aricept

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Other Names: Donepezil

Namenda

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/ 7,843 posts
Other Names: Memantine
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 17,759 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 7,843 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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'... 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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Aricept will be generic from canada. Namenda will continue...
...at the next order of Aricept will be generic from canada. Namenda will continue get at the...
few weeks of being on Namenda and Aricept together, became...
...on Namenda and Aricept together, became quite agitated. He is off the Aricept now,...
Of course, we also reduced his dosage to 10 mg. Namenda...
...doctor about changing his Aricept and Namenda to mornings only. My DH was having terrible dreams and nightmares until I switched them. Of course, we also reduced his dosage to 10 mg. Namenda in th...
A few years ago the doctor wanted to switch me to Aricept...
...Namenda after all this time and it apparently is working. My memory issues stabilized along with my stress related emotional outbursts. lol A few years ago the doctor wanted to swit...
Stopping Aricept and starting Namenda. Also prescribed...
...We had a dr appt yesterday. Stopping Aricept and starting Namenda. Also prescribed Ambien 5mg for better sleep. Question....right now hb gets up 2 or 3 times a night to...
they started Aricept, and soon after Namenda. She never...
...soon after Namenda. She never improved or stabilized at all, but got serious diarrhea and was taken off both drugs. At 97 she fell and broke her hip, at 99 she passed away. They said it was not...
We have stopped aricept and are starting namenda. I'm doing...
...We rarely laugh anymore and I didn't realize until yesterday. We have stopped aricept and are starting namenda. I'm doing all the driving,which I hate, because I'm doing everything else as...
stopped that. Now she is just on the namenda and so far is...
...My DW started on Aricept several years ...the problems started. We stopped the aricept and shortly after and started the namenda. Then she started ...Now she is just on the namenda and so...
it (made her gait unsteady) and then switched to Aricept...
...dementia thrown in. She was tried on Namenda first, but wasn't able to tolerate it (made her gait unsteady) and then switched to Aricept. I think those two ...at this point (Namenda was new w...
reaction to Aricept, so he was switched to Namenda, did the...
...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...
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