Alzheimers / Dementia

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Alzheimers / Dementia Overview

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and progressively worsens, and is the cause of 60\u201370% of cases of dementia. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. As the disease advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation (including easily getting lost), mood swings, loss of motivation, self-neglect, and behavioral issues. As a person's condition declines, they often withdraw from family and s...

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Namenda for MS

I have MS, for over 20 yrs come and go remission, Now my MS has total affect my brain as if I have Alzheimer (mild) also sometimes like Parkinsons. Have been on all of the MS meds, my doctors wants to try me on Namenda and my Gov't BC and BS will not cover it since I don't have Alzheimers , does any one know how i can see if the drug company can help me with the cost of this drug. I am completly disable can't not work due to the parts of the brain effected by my MS and I feel that I have nothing to lose by trying this drug. My doctor gave a sample pack but I think you need to take this drug for a time to see if any change. Thank you ## Hello Sandi! How are you? I am so sorry about what you're going through. You could try a prescription savings card to see if it would hel...

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Aricept and Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency

I have a pseudocholinesterase deficiency which caused me some problems in the past. Can I take Aricept when I have a pseudocholinesterase deficiency? ## Medline Plus states that "Pseudocholinesterase deficiency is a condition that results in increased sensitivity to certain muscle relaxant drugs used during general anesthesia, called choline esters." [1]. Aricept is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor and is known to intensify the effects of succinylcholine-type muscle relaxation during anesthesia and has the potential to interfere with the activity of anticholinergic medications. Also, "A synergistic effect may be expected with concomitant administration of succinylcholine, similar neuromuscular blocking agents, or cholinergic agonists". [2]. So by the sounds of it, this ...

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Namenda and diabetic

I am helping a friend of mine. She is 78 and confused. How will this medication help her? She has advanced diabetes. ## My mother is 81. She has been taking Aricept 10mg since Oct.2005. Today, 6/28/06 her doctor has prescribed Namenda. I would like to know what this is and how will it work along with the Aricept? ## The Namenda should not interfere with her diabetes or diabetes medication. It was prescribed to help her with dementia (memory loss) or alzheimer's disease. Side effects include tiredness, sore muscles, constipation and dizziness. To the person who asked about its interaction with Aricept. I was unable to find any indication that Namenda interferes or interacts with Aricept. ## carbatol,lonazep,lithosun,emetil are using for propurse.if there side effect of this? ## Namen...

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Larpose 1 for Alzhiemer's Patient

What actually is this medicine for? My father is an Alzhiemer's patient and doctor has prescribed this medicine. Can i get the detailed information about the medicine and how does it help an Alzhiemer's patient? ## What is the use of Larpose 1 Tablet? ## for how long this medicine need to be taken ?? ## Larpose 1mg contains Lorazepam which is an anti-anxiety drug. It is classified as a benzodiazepene.

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round white pill with j 18

I have a handful of small white round pills with J on one side and 18 on the other. I cannot find this exact configuration on any website. The closest I can find is J 10 or J 5, which are Donepezil. Based on other evidence I suspect it may be Modafinil but am unable to verify this. ## It is modafinil 100% I have a hundred or so of them Guaranteed ## What is the mg of them I have some also but have no idea ## J 18 is modafinil in the 100mg configuration. Cheers. ## Do you know which manufacturer makes them with J18 specifically. ## AURO PHARMA This is a Canadian Manufacturer ## Yes it’s Modafinil. I’m in Canada. And take it.

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deprenyl and hydergine and piracetam

as preventive or cure for alzheimer and parkinson's???? ## basically parkinson's is damage due to the dopamine producing neurons which mostly are mostly located in one spot and a chemical breaks them down and in the process it damages the cells that produce the dopamine, which deprenyl DESTROYS this enzyme that breaks it down and takes days, weeks, or even months for the enzyme to be built all the way back up again, which is why it is called irreversable. it also breaks down into small amounts of amphetamine and methamphetamine but the kind that is not addicting or habit-forming (it's the mirror-image of the molecule that is bad and is in street-drugs that cause addicts and destroy people's lives) which increases dopamine production making it VERY effective for treating ...

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Round white pill J5

Have round white pill J5, but cannot determine the medication. ## A round, white tablet, with a J on one side, and a 5 on the other is manufactured by Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals, and they list it as containing 5mgs of Donepezil. NDC: 59746-0329 It is most commonly used to treat Alzheimer's Disease, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and muscle pain. Inactive ingredients may include: Starch, Corn Cellulose, Microcrystalline Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Low Substituted Lactose Monohydrate Magnesium Stearate Hypromellose 2910 (6 Mpa.s) Polyethylene Glycol 8000 Talc Titanium Dioxide Is there anything else I can help with?

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Crescent moon and A505

Can someone please tell me what a small pill with a crescent moon on one side and A 505 on the other is? ## The crescent moon logo is from Actavis pharmaceuticals (which was acquired by Teva). Based on the markings (A505) this white pill is reportedly Donepezil 5 mg, indicated for treating Dementia / Alzheimer's (NDC 45963-560). Inactive Ingredients: - Lactose Monohydrate - Starch, Corn - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Polyethylene Glycol 3350 - Talc - Titanium Dioxide

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essentiaalz care package for alzheimers

I would like to know how to obtain one of these care packages to help my family have a better understanding about the dementia process. ## i am suffering from AZ since two years back . Ineed the package for some relief ## I would like info for me & my family. My mom (91) & Aunt (95) have it, they are sisters. Could be frustrating at times. ## Unfortunately, the only information package I'm finding is for medical professionals training to care for patients with Alzheimers. Howver, the Alzheimer's Association website has a lot of information available for caregivers, and patients suffering from it. So, please check out this resource. Most doctors will also have information available to help you, such as tracts, and online resources. Does anyone else know of any information...

Aricept Drug Information

Is the generic version or Aricept safe to use? The discussion about the cost of the brand Aricept does not refer to the availability of the lower cost generic which raises questions as to whether the avoidance of reference indicates the generic is not safe or reliable. ## Hello, Ginny! How are you? Yes, it has been proven to be safe and effective. It is really the exact same medication, just without the trademarked name. However, there aren't many generics available, from what I can find, only one has actually been approved, so far, though another is pending, which mans it likely isn't widely available, yet. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have developed severe leg cramping since taking Aricept. Can I discontinue this drug cold turkey? ## I was diagnosed with Parkin...

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