Anticholinergic drugs


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Anticholinergic drugs

Drugs that block the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
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Further evidence of the drugs' adverse effects was reported in another 2016 study (JAMA Neurology, June), which shed light on how anticholinergic drugs act on the brain to increase the risk for cognitive problems in the elderly.
The brand names of some widely used anticholinergic drugs include the following:
Patients under 20 years of age using a prescription for an anticholinergic drug for the first time ever between April 2007 and March 2008 were identified using IMS Brogan's Public and Private Drug Plans database.
He added: "This large study adds to some existing evidence linking anticholinergic drugs to a small increased risk of dementia but the results don't tell us that these drugs cause the condition.
The scientists tracked the health of 3,434 men and women aged 65 and over for seven years while monitoring their use of anticholinergic drugs.
Anticholinergic drugs might at best be expected to treat the neurogenic detrusor overactivity associated with types B and D by improving functional capacity and reducing filling pressures.
Anticonvulsant effects of phencynonate hydrochloride and other anticholinergic drugs in soman poisoning: neurochemical mechanisms.
2010) who found that anticholinergic drugs was not associated with lower performance in cognitive functions.
Two new anticholinergic drugs, solifenacin and darifenacin, were released in 2004, followed by fesoterodine in 2008 (Ellsworth & Kirshenbaum, 2010).
Behavioral modifications, bladder training, pelvic floor physiotherapy and pharmacologic treatment with anticholinergic drugs are the first-line options in the OAB treatment (Dmochowski and Gomelsky 2011).
Other common anticholinergic drugs are used for gastrointestinal problems, Parkinson's disease, genitourinary disorders, respiratory disorders, psychotic disorders and depression (tricyclic antidepressants, for example).