Anticholinergic drugs


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Anticholinergic drugs

Drugs that block the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
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Global Anticholinergic Drugs Market Outlook 2019 to 2024 : Information by Type (Synthetic Compounds, Natural, Semi-Synthetic Compounds), Application (Overactive Bladder, Parkinson's Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Muscle Spasms, Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Route of Administration (Oral, Parenteral, Topical), End User (Hospitals and Pharmacies) and Region - Forecast till 2024
The findings come from the analysis of the brains of people taking anticholinergic drugs. The participants were found with lower brain metabolism and higher brain atrophy after long-term exposure to the medications, according to (https://draxe.com/health/brain-health/drugs-linked-to-dementia/) DrAxe.com.
 "The study is important because it strengthens a growing body of evidence showing that strong anticholinergic drugs have long term associations with dementia risk," lead researcher Carol Coupland, who is a professor of medical statistics in primary care at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, told (https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/24/health/dementia-risk-drug-study/index.html) CNN.
Anticholinergic drugs are used to manage hay fever, motion sickness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression, psychosis and overactive bladder.
"Specifically, for most highly anticholinergic drugs, nonpharmacological and pharmacological alternatives are available and should be considered," they said.
INDIANAPOLIS--The largest and most detailed study of the long-term impact of anticholinergic drugs, a class of drugs commonly prescribed in the United States and United Kingdom as antidepressants and incontinence medications, has found that their use is associated with increased risk of dementia, even when taken 20 years before diagnosis of cognitive impairment.
Many people reach for anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl[R] to decrease allergy symptoms.
A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found a "robust" link between anticholinergic drugs used to treat physical and mental health conditions and the future risk of developing the neurological disorder, which affects memory and thinking.
Anticholinergic drugs block certain nerve impulses to reduce spasms of the bladder muscles, for example, and to ease depression symptoms or Parkinson's Disease.
Anticholinergic drugs are used to treat a variety of conditions and work by blocking a key messenger (neurotransmitter) in the body called acetylcholine.
(6) Currently in Canada there are six anticholinergic drugs approved for treatment of OAB symptoms: darifenacin, fesoterodine, oxybutynin, solifenacin, tolterodine and trospium.
(12) Here we extend this observation to a large number of patients, besides evaluating the long-term therapeutic response to onabotulinumtoxin type A in HTLV-1 infected patients with overactive bladder refractory to conservative treatment with anticholinergic drugs or physical therapy.