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Please name some medications to treat Lewy body dementia?

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In brief: Good Rx Available!!!

Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together).
Tailor rx watching for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for lewy body patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or even clozaril. For excess sleepiness: nuvigil.

In brief: Good Rx Available!!!

Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together).
Tailor rx watching for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for lewy body patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or even clozaril. For excess sleepiness: nuvigil.
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Dr. Leto Quarles
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In brief: Nothing proven yet

Unfortunately, there is nothing proven to treat or cure the causes of lewy body dementia, a gradual breaking-down of the brain.
Some medicines may help ease suffering or control difficult behavior. For more information, see: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/lewy-body-dementia/ds00795. There was also an excellent article on the front page of the nytimes sunday 6 may 2012.

In brief: Nothing proven yet

Unfortunately, there is nothing proven to treat or cure the causes of lewy body dementia, a gradual breaking-down of the brain.
Some medicines may help ease suffering or control difficult behavior. For more information, see: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/lewy-body-dementia/ds00795. There was also an excellent article on the front page of the nytimes sunday 6 may 2012.
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