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Dr. Neal Cutler
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Tacrine (Overview)

Tacrine is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


Dr. Neal Cutler
24 doctors shared insights

Tacrine (Overview)

Tacrine is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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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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Who uses lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose)?

Who uses lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose)?

Severe Dry Eye: Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose) has been around for years as almost a last resort for people with severe dry eye disease and should be prescribed by your eye md when other means have failed. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Apparently, yes.: Hydroxyzine is used with opioid analgesics to increase their pain-killing ability of a given dose of opioid, and lower the quantity needed to stop a given level of pain, and/or stop some side effects of opioids like itching, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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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

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Which illness does tacrine treat?

Which illness does tacrine treat?

Tacrine: Is an Anticholinesterase & cholinergic agonist, for treatment of Alzheimer's disease. It was discontinued here about 2 years ago due to reports of liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Is propantheline bromide for excessive sweating?

Is propantheline bromide  for excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: Yes, propantheline bromide is one of anticholinergic agents given orally for excessive sweating. The use of anticholinergics may be unappealing because their adverse effect profile. ...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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Topocil, zocor, (simvastatin) clonadine side effects?

Topocil, zocor, (simvastatin) clonadine side effects?

Zocor:muscle aches: Topicil, an antibiotic, not in my field of expertise zocor: a statin, can cause muscle aches in some people;also transient liver function abnormalities all recersible upon discontinuation of the drug clonidine:blood pressure medication, can cause drowsiness, slow heart beat, in high doses, even heart block.A very good drug if used right. ...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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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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Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore. ...Read more

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Is histamine excitatory or inhibitory?

Is histamine excitatory or inhibitory?

Excitatory: Histamine is actually classified as an excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain responsible for the sleep wake cycle. Too much of it can keep you awake. That is why it is used in many commercial sleep aides seen with the letters "pm" attached to some kind of pain killer. A common side-effect of a histamine blocker like Diphenhydramine (benadryl) is drowsiness. ...Read more

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I'm immune to the hydromorphone actions, but not other opioids such as demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) or morphine?

I'm immune to the hydromorphone actions, but not other opioids such as demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) or morphine?

Sounds confusing: In that hydromorphone is metabolized into morphine, and that is the effective agent in our bodies. There are people who may lack the enzymes to metabolize certain drugs, and this has been reported in some people with codeine, where the enzyme that metabolizes it to morphine is absent. It is possible you have something similar. Sometimes it is that you have not gotten the right dose by right route. ...Read more

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Procyclidine tablets treat Parkinson's disease?

Procyclidine tablets treat Parkinson's disease?

Would not recommend!: Procyclidine is an anti-cholinergic medication which can be used to treat pd, similar to Artane & cogentin. They have fallen out of favor due to multiple side effects & modest anti-pd symptom benefits. A much better choice would be azilect, then Requip xl or neupro, (rotigotine) then eventually sinemet. Stay physically, mentally & spiritually (if important to you) active to keep your self in best shape :) rmh. ...Read more

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Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) be useful in relieving serotonin induced migraine caused by an ssri? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) has antiserotonin affinity. Head hurts..

Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) be useful in relieving serotonin induced migraine caused by an ssri? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) has antiserotonin affinity. Head hurts..

Might be useful: Although Cyproheptadine is nominally an anti-histamine, it does have seratonin antagonistic effects, and, has been best used as a migraine preventative in years past. Since it is cheap, could try it, but likely should start low dose and aim for about 4mg every 6 hrs. May take about two weeks to decide success at the higher dose. ...Read more

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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): This is a proton pump inhibitor for treating gerd. It does not contain MAO inhibitor. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Cognex (Definition)

Cognex is an anti-Alzheimer's agent which is a kind of reversible ...Read more