Alzheimers / Dementia

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Alzheimers / Dementia Overview

Alzheimer's disease (AD), also referred to simply as Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and worsens over time.[1][2] It is the cause of 60% to 70% of cases of dementia.[1][2] The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events (short-term memory loss).[1] As the disease advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation (including easily getting lost), mood swings, loss of motivation, not managing self care, a...

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Taking Aricept at the same time as Levothyroxine
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Both medications are prescribed at bedtime. How much time should I leave between taking the pills and which should I take first? ## Pharmacist said there is no noted interaction and the medications: Aricept and Levothyroxine may be taken at the same time.
Updated 51 seconds ago in Aricept.
 
Namenda essential alz care package
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How can I obtain the NEMENDA ESSENTIAL ALZ CARE PACKAGE? ## Mom has AZ she can not a fford the price I was told it she lives on 1370.00 a month from social security since dad died what can I do to get this Namenda. Thank You ## Please contact the manufacturer. They have a patient assistance program. ## You can contact the manufacturer for more details on that assistance program by calling them at 844 424 6727. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including, nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and tremors. Can you please post back and let us know if you have any luck? Thanks!
Updated 5 days ago in Namenda.
 
essentiaalz care package for alzheimers
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I would like to know how to obtain one of these care packages to help my family have a better understanding about the dementia process. ## i am suffering from AZ since two years back . Ineed the package for some relief
Updated 5 days ago.
 
Aricept drug interaction
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Can Amytryptilene be used with Aricept? ## Hi Fiona, My findings state that there are in fact unsafe interactions between these two drugs. Quoted below are the precautions you should be aware of... Applies to: Amitriptyline & Aricept (donepezil) "GENERALLY AVOID: Due to opposing effects, agents that possess anticholinergic activity (e.g., sedating antihistamines; antispasmodics; neuroleptics; phenothiazines; skeletal muscle relaxants; tricyclic antidepressants; class IA antiarrhythmics especially disopyramide; carbamazepine; cimetidine; ranitidine) may negate the already small pharmacologic benefits of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in the treatment of dementia. These agents may also adversely affect elderly patients in general. Clinically significant mental status changes asso...
Updated 1 month ago in Aricept.
 
Namenda drowsiness sideffect
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I am currently taking Namenda 28MG for prevention of headaches. It seems to be working well. However, I am suffering from sever drowsiness. I am not allowed to have caffeine. Has anyone experienced this? Did the side effect go away? ## Hello, Jim! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem you're experiencing. You're on the highest daily dose, so it isn't surprising that you'd experience more severe side effects. As listed by the FDA, this medication is well known to cause malaise, drowsiness and dizziness. How long have you been taking it? Side effects are usually transient and go away, one your body gets used to a medication, but it may take 4 to 6 weeks. ## I just started the titration pack of 7 mg last night and am so tired I can't function. I have been in...
Updated 1 month ago in Namenda.
 
White pill with 02 Z
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What is it used for and does it have another name besides 02 on one side and Z on the other side? Some people say it's an opiate / narcotic. Is it? ## This medication is manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma and they list it as containing 10mgs of Memantine, which is used to treat dementia. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, confusion, and mood changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago in Memantine.
 
Dementia cure - Aduca Abun
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They are working on a cure for Dementia. The drug is called Aduca Abun. The drug has not been registered yet. How do we find more information? ## I urgently have to contact a dementia specialist. I had an unfortunate accident while riding my bike. I am a diabetic. My operation was scheduled for next week and at the last moment they canceled it till the following day. Unfortunately they did not check my glucose and operated when I was in a diabetic coma? What I want to know is if that could be related to me being diagnosed with dementia shortly after? Could anyone please direct me to a specialist with a phone number (urgently)? Thank you.
Updated 3 months ago.
 
ALZHEIMERS CURE
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HSI SAYS THAT LIONS MANE MUSHROOMS IS THE CURE FOR ALZHEIMERS. i DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU CAN GET IT FROM. TRY CONTACTING HEALTH SCIENCE INSTITUTE. ALSO TRY HEALTH FOOD STORES. i AM LOOKING FOR A CURE FOR LUPUS FOR A FRIEND. ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS.
Updated 4 months ago.
 
can my 93 year old mother who has dementia take Lomofen
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I would like to know about the side effects of Lomofen on the elderly. My mother has not had a bowel movement for 4 days after taking Lomofen. Please advise on how to reverse the situation? She is 93 years old and is a frail patient of secondary stage dementia.
Updated 5 months ago.
 
levo 750 use for recurrent complicated UTI
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My father is 83 years old suffering from recurrent complicated UTI , he is also a patent of Dementia. Catheter has introduced due to absence of natural voiding of blubber. He is suffering from UTI and as per doctor advice Levo 750 has been given. But the problem is he is having fever around 99 to 101. From last 6 days levo 750 has been given to him. Please suggest. ## A fever can be a normal symptom of an infection, according to the NIH. The side effects of the medication, are listed by the NIH as possible including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Is he on any other medications? Has there been any change, yet?
Updated 5 months ago.
 

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