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Anti Alzheimer's Agent Reversible Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor
Can a person take ssri /cipralex/ and acetylcholinesterase inhibitor /donepezil/ at the same time?
Drug Interaction: Checker showed possible mild, clinically insigficant interaction potential. Actual possible sxs- not listed. Answer is yes. ...Read more
How do cholinesterase inhibitors affect tau proteins and beta amyloid that form in Alzheimer's disease?
They don't: The cholinesterase inhibitor group of drugs are not disease modifying agents, and merely improve synaptic connections by preserving the lower levels of acetylcholine in the brain. However, there is no direct or indirect effect on the tau or amyloid presence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How strong is the possible link between long-term (years) daily use of proton-pump inhibitors and alzheimer's disease?
Which is best for treating alzheimers, traditional medicines eg. Cholinesterase inhibitors or deep brain stimulation?
Drug out of China: Huperzine a might have some benefit similar to drugs such as donepezil, rivastigmine, or galantamine, as it too, is a cholinesterase inhibitor. Has received hype in the alternative literature, due to lack of branding and commercial ownership, but it is unlikely to be any better than the above prescription meds. Do not waste money pursuing the "chinese aricept". ...Read more
They treat symptoms.: There are no disease modifying medications for alzheimer's. Atypical or newer antipsychotic medications help with delusions, paranoia, suspicousness, fearfulness and the behaviors these symptoms cause. The older antipsychotics also help but have far more side effects. There is some evidence that antipsychotics increase the risk of stroke, heart attack or death but they do help quality of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking mirtazapine for 10 years. I have heard that Alzheimers can be caused by certain anti depressants. Could you please advise. Thanks?
They don't: Alzheimer's cause is unknown. Human body proteins (not food) are a suspect but there is no way modern anti-depressants (which I dislike and would love to see used less could have had any role in the cases we've seen in these last several decades. They weren't there. Still, 10 yrs is a long time and I'd agree w/ a consideration/trial of life w/out it. Discuss w/ Dr. if you agree. Don't just stop! ...Read more
Definitely: In my clinical experience anti-depressants can both make patients feel better and can potentially help increase the degree of focus. ...Read more
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