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Alzheimer's disease(AD), also called Alzheimer disease, senile dementia of the Alzheimer type, '''primary degenerati...
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Aricept 10,305
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Other name: Donepezil Donepezil
Other name: Memantine Memantine
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2.9
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2.0
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3.6
Concern level
3.0
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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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to Namenda. I think the Namenda has helped. My dh is...
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" ...too. My dh could not tolerate Aricept, so was switched to Namenda. I think the Namenda has helped. My dh is still ...things starting too happen. His hand tremors have been going on,... "

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e Aricept supplemented with Namenda, but I never saw a ch...
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" ...AD. He started on Aricept and I never saw any change. My stepmom has been ...with AD and when she started Aricept I noticed an almost immediate change for the better, similar to your mom's.... "

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Namenda for over 3 years with no problems. He had reaction...
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" My husband was on Namenda for over 3 years with no problems. He had reaction to Aricept and Exelon Patch in form ...severe hiccups. The severe hiccups started with Namenda for past month so I ...and because... "

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s on Namenda, well, starting it, she had some side effects b...
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" ...almost a year.I wanted Aricept 10 mg to work so much! Other people have no side effects with it. It bothered ...are a great idea.When my mom was on Namenda, well, starting it, she had some side effects... "

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the 10 mg twice daily. although there are no side effects...
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" ...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... "

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but the Namenda helped her focus and complete tasks....
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" My mom went on Namenda only 2 months after starting Aricept. I did not see ...the Aricept, but the Namenda helped her focus and... "

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fore the Namenda, with no problems. She is still on th...
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" ...she's my mom! alwayshopeful:Mom was on Aricept before the Namenda, with no problems. She is still on the Aricept, as well as a very low dose of a \"water pill\"... "

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r about a year.I feel better taking Namenda but I am told th...
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" ...posted by: BKM SnowyLynneI was taking Aricept but I was having awful dreams and thoughts.I was taken off of Aricept and have been taking Namenda for about a year.I feel... "

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feels that nothing is helping her and is actually annoyed...
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" ...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... "

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The worst side effects are weight loss and runny no...
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" ...on Aricept and the Namenda that was added after about two months. He is clearly not cognitively \"all there\" but he can function and isn't hallucinating anymore. Short term memory... "

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