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Once-Daily Namenda XR Launched in U.S.

Posted 14 Jun 2013 by

Forest Announces U.S. Availability of New Once-Daily NAMENDA XR -- Treatment for moderate to severe Alzheimer’s Disease is now available to patients in a convenient extended release formulation – NYSE:FRX.NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forest Laboratories, Inc. announced today that NAMENDA XR(TM) (memantine hydrochloride) once-daily formulation is now available in pharmacies t ...

Study Produces Mixed Results on Alzheimer's Drugs

Posted 7 Mar 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, March 7 – A new study offers up mixed results about two medications used to treat the symptoms of the memory-robbing disease known as Alzheimer's. While patients didn't get a major mental boost when doctors added the drug Namenda to their regimen when they were already taking Aricept, they did find that continuing Aricept – a commonly prescribed drug for Alzheimer's in the United ...

Alzheimer's Med Seems Ineffective in Those With Down Syndrome

Posted 10 Jan 2012 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 10 – A drug commonly used to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease does not appear to be effective for people older than 40 years who have Down syndrome and Alzheimer's, according to a new study. Although previous animal studies of the Alzheimer's drug, memantine, showed promising results in mice with Down syndrome, this new study of people with Down syndrome aged 40 and older ...

Drug Memantine Ineffective for Mild Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Posted 11 Apr 2011 by

MONDAY, April 11 – A drug commonly prescribed for Alzheimer's disease, memantine (Namenda), appears to be ineffective in treating the mild stage of the disease, a new study finds. While some studies suggest the drug is effective in treating moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease, "in mild Alzheimer's disease there is a lack of evidence that it works," said lead researcher Dr. Lon S. Schneider, a ...

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