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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Cognex (Overview)

Cognex is an anti-Alzheimer's agent which is a kind of reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (psychiatric drug).


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Can exelon, (rivastigmine) aricept, or, namenda treat Lewy body dementia?

Can exelon, (rivastigmine) aricept, or, namenda treat Lewy body dementia?

No: No treatment is yet available for lewy body dementia. However, these might help alleviate some symptoms temporarily. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Cognex (Overview)

Cognex is an anti-Alzheimer's agent which is a kind of reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (psychiatric drug).


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Is it safe to take tacrine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take tacrine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

What?: Tacrine is a drug used for dementia and not commonly used anymore its brand name was cognex. It would be unusual to have a drug used for alzheimers dementia prescribed for a woman of child bearing or nursing ace. ...Read more

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Aricept (donepezil hcl) useful for dementia Lewy body?

Aricept (donepezil hcl) useful for dementia Lewy body?

Seems to be: As it increases acetylcholine in the brain and that can improve attention deficits and cognitive fluctuations. ...Read more

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How does Aricept (donepezil) work?

How does Aricept (donepezil) work?

Enzyme Blocker: This medication is an enzyme blocker that works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain. ...Read more

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Does carbamezepin worsen cognitive abilities?

Does carbamezepin worsen cognitive abilities?

Potentially: Carbamazepine has been associated with mild cognitive slowing and changes in memory in some patients. Discuss with your prescribing physician whether a medication such as Vimpat (lacosamide) or lamotrigine would be a reasonable option for you. Of additional concern because of your history is the possibility of obstructive sleep apnea--which can definitely lead to cognitive issues. Sleep testing? ...Read more

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Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol 2-Carbamazepine 3-Lamotrigine 4-Biperiden 5-Methocarbamol 6-Quetiapine 7-Clomipramine?

Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol  
2-Carbamazepine
3-Lamotrigine
4-Biperiden
5-Methocarbamol
6-Quetiapine
7-Clomipramine?

Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can produce perceived weakness in the setting of anxiety. ...Read more

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How does namenda (memantine) work?

How does namenda (memantine) work?

Neurochemistry 101: Persistent activation of central nervous system nmda receptors by the excitatory Amino Acid glutamate has been hypothesized to contribute to the symptomatology of alzheimer’s disease. Namenda (memantine) is postulated to exert its therapeutic effect through its action by blocking nmda receptors. Namenda (memantine) is approved by the fda for the treatment of moderate to severe alzheimer's dementia. ...Read more

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Does lovan (anti-depressent) cause behavioral changes?

Does lovan (anti-depressent) cause behavioral changes?

Lovan = Fluoxetine: Lovan is fluoxetine (prozac), marketed outside the us. Yes, it can cause behavioral changes. It's prescribed for depression and anxiety, and helps many of those -- so one possible type of behavioral change is successfully managing those symptoms. In some it can also cause agitation, difficulty sleeping, GI symptoms (nausea, diarrhea), etc. It can also cause hypomania & mania in bipolar people. ...Read more

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Which alzheimer's drug is most effective: Aricept or namenda (memantine)?

Which alzheimer's drug is most effective: Aricept or namenda (memantine)?

Early vs later stage: Both relieve symptoms of the disease & focus on neurotransmitters key to memory and learning. Aricept focuses on acetycholine in an attempt to slow its loss because of alzheimer's. Namenda (memantine) focuses on glutamate, blocking the excess produced as a part of the disease. Namenda (memantine) is better suited to moderate to advanced stages of alzheimer's, while Aricept is for early onset through advanced stages. ...Read more

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Depression. She is taking abilify, (aripiprazole) ziac, effexor, lamictal, congentin (sp?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Depression. She is taking abilify, (aripiprazole) ziac, effexor, lamictal, congentin (sp?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Not uncommon combination for mood disorders, hope u r doing well on that, however, not sure what your question is? ...Read more

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Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Potentially: Combination of Zoloft, trazodone & buspar can increased potential for serotonergic reactions which can be severe. Trazodone or zoloft when mixed with abilify can ^ risk for sedation, dizziness or confusion. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which alzheimer's drug is more effective: Aricept or namenda (memantine)?

Expert opinions? Which alzheimer's drug is more effective: Aricept or namenda (memantine)?

Yes: They both have advantages and disadvantages. To learn about the risks and benefits to make a decision you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Benztropine mesylate uses?

Benztropine mesylate uses?

There are a few uses: Benztropine is an anticholinergic drug used to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment, such as pseudoparkinsonism and dystonia. It is also a second-line drug for the treatment of parkinson's disease. It improves tremor but not rigidity and bradykinesia. It is also sometimes used for dystonia, a rare disorder that causes abnormal muscle contraction. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help tremors?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help tremors?

Depends on cause: If the cause of the tremors is anxiety then the answer is it may. However the Clonazepam may also. I would discuss with you doctor your diagnoses and if you are on the correct doses of both medications. Also have medical causes of you symptoms been ruled out like thyroid problems, and neurologic. Have you seen a neurologist off all medications so a good baseline can be established? ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) caused anxiety?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) caused anxiety?

Abilify (aripiprazole): In some, it can lead to irritability, anxiety & agitation, depending on dose. ...Read more

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Does compazine (prochlorperazine) help anxiety?

Does compazine (prochlorperazine) help anxiety?

Compazine (prochlorperazine): Nope. This drug is used to help alleviate nausea. ...Read more

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Does Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) cause weight loss?

Does Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) cause weight loss?

Yes: Weight loss, anorexia, vomiting are common reactions of this drug, according to epocrates. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Cutler
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Tacrine (Definition)

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