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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
Yes, for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer. This drug is a multikinase inhibitor and works by decreasing tumor growth and replication, by inhibiting the formation of blood vessels that tumors rely on to get nourishment. This is not a curative treatment, prolonging survival on average 7 mo. ...Read more
Is there any interaction between Gabapentin, Levetiracetam, Levodopa-Benserazide, Baclofen. piracetam?
No: no interactionGet a more detailed answer ›
Nexavar (sorafenib): Nexavar (sorafenib) is a targeted therapy that can block the ability of tumor to recruit blood vessels and stop the tumor from growing. This can be used in conjunction with locoregional therapy (chemoembolization) in certain situations or on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reservedly: Topiramate is not approved for fibromyalgia (FM) so that benefit is questionable. Perhaps was provided for pain & depression, which is often attendant w. FM, due to restless non-restorative sleep; common w. FM patients, who oft have body pain when reclined on sleep surface. Rational solution is nocturnal pain relief, sleep induction, & mood elevation. Medicinal cannabis provides all three effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as others . . .: Rivastigmine is probably as effective as galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) & donepezil in treating Alzheimer's disease, which is to say, not very. While their FDA approvals required demonstrating better test scores, studies were contradictory as to clinical benefit. Best we can hope w/acetylcholinesterase inhibitor class is to slow down disease progression but there is no cure yet. Perhaps better if used w/memantine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but for HTN : In other words, if you have pd & htn, why not use it? Isradipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to treat hypertension. But, it was found in dopamine-producing neuron cell cultures to help extend survival of the neurons by reducing calcium influx--a sinister, universal late stage process during programmed cell death (apoptosis) in parkinson's disease & other neurodegenerative disorders. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use of Mucomyst (acetylcysteine): Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) inhaled solution, is used to thin mucus in pulmonary or lung diseases that cause or are complicated by thick mucus. For example cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchitis. It is also used, when administered orally, in the treatment acetominophen (tylenol) overdose. ...Read more
NO: In general, MAO inhibitors refer to specific prescription antidepressant drugs & are highly regulated. Many foods & herbs have mild MAO inhibiting actions, such as carrots, chocolate, coffee, ginger, grape & onions,but these effects are not clinically significant & they don't need to be avoided if on a med that interacts with MAO inhibitors: http://www.botanical-online.com/english/vegetalmaois.htm ...Read more
It varies: It could be early as three weeks from the beginning of the medication to make the medication effectively. Remember, it simply slows down the progression, not cure. I would stop the medication when the person is becoming more chair bounded or bed bounded or no longer accepting to feed. Remember Aricept (donepezil) deal with three main components - behavioral, functional and cognitive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer