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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round white pill with j 18
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I have a handful of small white round pills with J on one side and 18 on the other. I cannot find this exact configuration on any website. The closest I can find is J 10 or J 5, which are Donepezil. Based on other evidence I suspect it may be Modafinil but am unable to verify this. ## It is modafinil 100% I have a hundred or so of them Guaranteed ## What is the mg of them I have some also but have no idea
Updated 8 minutes ago in Donepezil.
Aricept safety?
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riting on behalf of a friend. His mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 3 months ago due to memory impairment. Shecwas still functioning however. Still cooking, cleaning etc. Since going on the meds he hasn't seen any improvent and now she is sleeping all the time.. Barely recognises he is there and can't remember events of ten minutes ago. He is wondering if the donepezil is actually helping and knows Alzheimer's is progressive but wonders if the quick decline could be medication related? Any advice appreciated. She ids on 10 mg a day. I know its hard to tell just wondering if anyone can advise as to whether the medication. Should have helped more or could be hindering? Thanks again. ## Unfortunately, only her doctor can answer these questions. Alzheimer's can rapidly ...
Updated 9 days ago in Aricept.
Aricept Drug Information
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Is the generic version or Aricept safe to use? The discussion about the cost of the brand Aricept does not refer to the availability of the lower cost generic which raises questions as to whether the avoidance of reference indicates the generic is not safe or reliable. ## Hello, Ginny! How are you? Yes, it has been proven to be safe and effective. It is really the exact same medication, just without the trademarked name. However, there aren't many generics available, from what I can find, only one has actually been approved, so far, though another is pending, which mans it likely isn't widely available, yet. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have developed severe leg cramping since taking Aricept. Can I discontinue this drug cold turkey?
Updated 12 days ago in Aricept.
symptoms of overdose
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Please tell me what the symptoms would be for an 80 year old woman to take an overdose of Loratab? This woman was throwing up and then her electrolytes were way out of balance. She had dementia-like symptoms for a month. Short of death, what are the symptoms of an overdose of Loratab and can an overdose of a monitored dose by a physician cause an elderly person to die? ## The FDA does list nausea as a typical side effect of Lortab, and if she was vomiting a lot, that would cause her electrolytes to be off, but that does not necessarily signify an overdose. The FDA lists overdose symptoms as including issues such as severe drowsiness, sedation, severe vomiting, lowered heart rate, and possible death. How is she doing, now? What dose is she taking?
Updated 1 month ago in Lortab.
a round pill pink G52 on the side
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A round pink pill with G 52on one side ## A round pink pill with G 52 on one side ## Is there also a G 52 on the on the opposite side? If so, it is manufactured by Lupin Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 23mgs of Donepezil, which is commonly used to treat Parkinson's Disease. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, insomnia, fainting, and increased urination.
Updated 1 month ago in Donepezil.
deprenyl and hydergine and piracetam
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as preventive or cure for alzheimer and parkinson's???? ## basically parkinson's is damage due to the dopamine producing neurons which mostly are mostly located in one spot and a chemical breaks them down and in the process it damages the cells that produce the dopamine, which deprenyl DESTROYS this enzyme that breaks it down and takes days, weeks, or even months for the enzyme to be built all the way back up again, which is why it is called irreversable. it also breaks down into small amounts of amphetamine and methamphetamine but the kind that is not addicting or habit-forming (it's the mirror-image of the molecule that is bad and is in street-drugs that cause addicts and destroy people's lives) which increases dopamine production making it VERY effective for treating ...
Updated 1 month ago in Hydergine.
Isosorb What Is The Correct Time To Take For Maximum Benefit
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my prescription bottle says to take this medicine daily. i threw away the information sheet that routinely is attached to every prescribed medicine. ## Can my mom take aricept and levothyroxine at the same time in the morning ## There is not real specific time it needs to be taken, Chon, but it should be taken as close to 24 hours apart, as possible. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and hypotension. Isbelle, no, the Levothyroxine should be taken an hour before taking anything else. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, hair loss, weight changes, and mood changes. Is there anything I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago in Aricept.
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. ## For constipation use Shaklee HERB LAX. I have been taking them for 45 years. Had constipation as a child. Now I take herb lax every night 2 to 3 pills. So happy I have no medical problem. I am now 74 and still taking them every night.
Updated 4 months ago.
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 ## I would like info for me & my family. My mom (91) & Aunt (95) have it, they are sisters. Could be frustrating at times.
Updated 4 months ago.
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. ## That is odd, usually Levothyroxine needs to be taken about an hour before you eat, or take any other medications. Most doctors prescribe it to be taken in the morning, before you eat breakfast, or take anything else. Have you double checked with your doctor? The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, mood changes, and hair loss.
Updated 4 months ago in Aricept.

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