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Medications for Alzheimer's Disease

Drugs associated with Alzheimer's Disease

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Alzheimer's Disease: A progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterised by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several areas of the brain leading to loss of cognitive function such as memory and language. The cause of nerve cell death is unknown but the cells are recognised by the appearance of unusual helical protein filaments in the nerve cells.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Aricept Rx C N 18 reviews
5.0

Generic name: donepezil systemic

Drug class: cholinesterase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Namenda Rx B N 14 reviews
6.0

Generic name: memantine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous central nervous system agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
donepezil Rx C N 25 reviews
5.0

Generic name: donepezil systemic

Brand names:  Aricept, Aricept ODT

Drug class: cholinesterase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Exelon Rx B N 11 reviews
6.0

Generic name: rivastigmine systemic

Drug class: cholinesterase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Aricept ODT Rx C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: donepezil systemic

Drug class: cholinesterase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
memantine Rx B N 20 reviews
6.0

Generic name: memantine systemic

Brand names:  Namenda, Namenda XR

Drug class: miscellaneous central nervous system agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Namenda XR Rx B N 2 reviews
4.0

Generic name: memantine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous central nervous system agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Razadyne ER Rx C N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: galantamine systemic

Drug class: cholinesterase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
galantamine Rx C N 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: galantamine systemic

Brand names:  Razadyne ER, Razadyne

Drug class: cholinesterase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Razadyne Rx C N Add review
2.0

Generic name: galantamine systemic

Drug class: cholinesterase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
rivastigmine Rx B N 14 reviews
6.0

Generic name: rivastigmine systemic

Brand name:  Exelon

Drug class: cholinesterase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Alpha E Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
vitamin e Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Brand names:  Alpha E, Aqua-E, Aqua Gem-E, Aquasol E, Aquavite-E, Nutr-E-Sol, E-400 Clear, E-600, E-Gems

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Natural Product Monographs

 
Hydergine Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: ergoloid mesylates systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous central nervous system agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Namzaric Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: donepezil / memantine systemic

Drug class: cholinesterase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Aqua-E Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Aqua Gem-E Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Aquasol E Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Aquavite-E Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Nutr-E-Sol Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
donepezil / memantine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: donepezil / memantine systemic

Brand name:  Namzaric

Drug class: cholinesterase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
E-400 Clear Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
E-600 Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
E-Gems Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
ergoloid mesylates Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: ergoloid mesylates systemic

Brand name:  Hydergine

Drug class: miscellaneous central nervous system agents

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Presenile Dementia; SDAT; Senile dementia Alzheimer's Type

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