Alzheimer’s medicine

Alzheimer medicine

Alzheimer medicine helps to lower or manage memory losses, and logic and thinking problems help to improve your daily life functioning.  However, the disease is incurable it only can be treated and controlled with medicines. These medicines help to improve the quality of life.

These medicines work in two ways one eases the symptom for a shorter period and the other works for long-term treatment.

Although the effectiveness of these medicines goes down over time. The medicines work only on early to middle symptoms.

Many drugs have been approved by FDA for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors

Alzheimer disease hurt the brain by lowering levels of chemical agents (acetylcholine) that are necessary for memory, alertness, thought, and judgment. Cholinesterase blockers enhance the quantity of acetylcholine present in nerve cells by blocking its failure in the brain.

Memantine for further stages

It is not an AChE blocker. It acts by preventing the effects of a large amount of a chemical in the brain known as glutamate.

Memantine is effective for middle or severe Alzheimer’s disease. This treatment is suitable for patients who can’t use or are not able to tolerate AChE blockers.

It’s also suitable for people with severe Alzheimer disease who are already taking an AChE inhibitor. Side effects can include dizziness, headaches, and constipation but these effects are generally short-term.

For further information about the possible adverse symptoms of Alzheimer medicine, read the leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact your health adviser. We suggest patients to consult the expert before using any drug.

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