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galantamine

 [gah-lan´tah-mēn]
a reversible competitive inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase used as the hydrobromide salt in the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, administered orally.

galantamine

(gə-lăn′tə-mēn′)
n.
A drug, C17H21NO3, originally derived from the bulbs of snowdrops and other plants, that inhibits the action of acetylcholinesterase and is used in its hydrobromide form to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease.

galantamine

An ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE inhibitor drug used in Alzheimer's disease to increase the amount of ACETYLCHOLINE available for nerve transmission. A brand name is REMINYL.
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Maintenance dose: 9.5 mg every 24 hours Galantamine Mild to 2001 l2 mg twice a day or 24 (Razadyne) moderate mg extended-release form once aday Memantine Moderate 2003 lO mg twice a day (Namenda) to severe RELATED ARTICLE: WHAT YOU CAN DO
Memory scores on the NTB continued to improve and, according to the lead author, "There was no ceiling effect." Scheltens noted that the memory-enhancing effect of the supplement was as good as Aricept, Razadyne, and Exelon without the ceiling effects and side effects.
These drugs include donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon), galantamine (Reminyl or Razadyne), and memantine (Namenda).
Galantamine Razadyne ER Ortho-McNeil Neurologies Galantamine HBr Global Extended Release Pharmaceuticals/lmpax Laboratories Inc.
So far, the drugs developed to treat the disease, such as Aricept, Razadyne and Exelon, only produce fleeting memory improvements and do nothing to slow the overall course of the disease.
Galantamine Hydrobromide Roxane Laboratories Razadyne Oral
There are three acetylcholinesterase inhibitors: galantamine (Razadyne), rivastigmine (Exelon), and donepezil (Aricept), which recently received additional approval for severe AD.
However, for some people in the early and middle stages of the disease, the drugs tacrine (Cognex, which is still available but no longer actively marketed by the manufacturer), donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon), or galantamine (Razadyne, previously known as Reminyl) may help prevent some symptoms from becoming worse for a limited time.
Drugs to slow the breakdown of acetylcholine (called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors) include Aricept, Exelon, Razadyne, and Cognex.
In early 2005, trade name was switched from Reminyl to Razadyne. Once-daily formulation of Razadyne became available in May.
Available drugs for the pharmacological treatment of AD are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors: Donepezil (Aricept, 1996), Rivastigmine (Exelon, 1998), and Galantamine (Razadyne, 2001).