Alzheimer’s drugs

26th April 2011 by Louise Hudman

Some new alzheimers drugs

  • Donepazine, galantamine and rivastigmine can now be used in mild, as well as in moderate disease.
  • Memantine can be used if someone is intolerant to or has contraindications to the other drugs and can also be used in severe disease.
  • Initiation is still by specialists but follow-up can be done by others where local protocols are in place. Standard cognitive assessment tools should be used where possible for follow-up and drugs only continued if there is ongoing benefit.

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