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Alzheimer

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(Dementia Alzheimer s type)
Alzheimer's disease(AD), also called Alzheimer disease, senile dementia of the Alzheimer type, '''primary degenerati...
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Common Alzheimer treatments discussed around the web
Aricept 5,896 Namenda 1,900 Medical Marijuana 1,858
466,868 conversations around the web about Alzheimer to help you make a decision
466,868 conversations around the web about Alzheimer to help you make a decision
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Aricept
VS.
Namenda
Other name: Donepezil (Donepezil)
Other name: Memantine (Memantine)
8 / 10
Satisfaction
7 / 10
Satisfaction
17,988
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Alzheimer
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Alzheimer
OCD*
* Off label
Method of use:
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Method of use:
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Prescribing mode:
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Prescribing mode:
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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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Top Concerns
Ari
Depression
9
Restless
7
Anxiety
5
Aggression
3
Nausea
3
Diarrhea
3
Stroke
3
Paranoia
2
Delusions
2
Diabetes
2
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Nam
Restless
8
Headaches
4
Migraines
3
Bipolar Disorder
3
Aggression
3
Seizures
3
Dizzy
2
Delusions
2
Insomnia
2
Withdrawal
2
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Ari
Nam
5
0
Aggression
Ari
Nam
3
3
Nausea
Ari
Nam
3
0
Diarrhea
Ari
Nam
3
0
Stroke
Ari
Nam
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0
Paranoia
Ari
Nam
2
0
Delusions
Ari
Nam
2
2
Diabetes
Ari
Nam
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0
Restless
Nam
Ari
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7
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Nam
Ari
4
0
Migraines
Nam
Ari
3
0
Bipolar Disorder
Nam
Ari
3
0
Aggression
Nam
Ari
3
3
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Nam
Ari
3
0
Dizzy
Nam
Ari
2
0
Delusions
Nam
Ari
2
2
Insomnia
Nam
Ari
2
0
Withdrawal
Nam
Ari
2
0
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About Aricept
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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About Namenda
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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We found 2,719 discussions
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... "

feels that nothing is helping her and is actually annoyed...
" ...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 go back to the doctor nor take any medication. She has bee... "

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... "

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namenda. Their reasoning is that those meds don't help and...
" ...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 ...the pharmaceutical manufacturer of Namenda... "

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

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... "

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

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