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Razadyne: Razadyne would require a prescription from a physician. ...Read more
How effective is galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) (Razadyne) for treating Alzheimer's disease?
Somewhat: It is moderately effective in slowing the worsening course of the cognitive disorders of the disease. ...Read more
Hi, for the Alzheimer's disease. How to choose btween galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) 4mg bd or memantine 5mg?
Not equivalent: Galantamine (galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) hydrobromide) is in a different class of medicines than memantine so they are not equivalent. The combination of memantine and a cholinesterase inhibitor such as galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) is used in moderate to severe dementia to decrease behavioral symptoms. The combination appears to work better than either alone. ...Read more
Should galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) and exelon patch be used together. My mother went from walking to bed-ridden in less then 2 mos. After starting exelon patch.?
No: They work the same way. Use one or the other not both together. ...Read more
Such a buzz about galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) Improving bipolar cognition. Do you suggest this medicine or adapting, coping, compensating for bipolar memory problems?
Unimpressed: I'm unimpressed with any single medication as sole treatment strategy to thing as complex as cognition whether for Dementia, Bipolar, etc. Exception would be cases where low B12, D, folate, (folic acid) or thyroid, are proven causes of problem. Otherwise, proactive strategies to stimulate cognition much better chance of success (in my opinion). Want to talk about it? Write me: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more
What would cause my 98 year old mother to turn on me, her only caregiver? Accusing me of stealing from her...She is on galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) and sertraline..
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more