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 60–70% 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 (includin...

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what is use of cognix plus tablet

my son who is 12 yrs old has loss of hearing and the doctor advise him to take cognix tab half in the morning and one in the night along with vit c tab for three months. kindly advise about the effectiveness,side effects etc. and any other better treatment ## From what I can find, Cognex contains the active ingredient Tacrine, which is most commonly used to treat Alzheimer's Disease. Thus, I really have my doubts that it will help with hearing loss. It's rarely even used anymore, since there are medications available that have been proven to be safer and more effective. What type of hearing loss does he have? ## Please note that question is on cognix plus & you explained about cognex which is totally different. ## Bupropion xl Surely it ll help but before get this consult ps...

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round white pill with j 18

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 ## J 18 is modafinil in the 100mg configuration. Cheers.

Updated in Donepezil
Oblong White Pill 911jcc

My dad who has alzheimers takes a oblong white pill with 911JCC on one side and no markings the other. ## I located an oblong white pill with "cor 116" on it and when held upside down closely resembles your description (e.g. 911 Joc). This pill reportedly contains 650mgs of Acetaminophen, which is marketed for use as a minor pain reliever and fever reducer. An image of the pill can be viewed "here". NDC: 63868-089 Does anyone else have additional thoughts or information to share about what this could be?

Updated in Acetaminophen
Namzaric - a new medicine for early onset dementia and memory

Has anyone heard of side effects associated with a relatively new dementia/memory pill called Namzaric? My aunt has dementia and it seems to be getting worse rather than better on this new pill prescribed by her long-time doctor. Any info will help. Thanks. ## Namzaric contains Memantine and Donepezil, according to FDA listings, and they do warn that it has been known to cause confusion, nervousness, hallucination, depression, insomnia, and personality disorders. Sadly, many of these medications can cause they same problems they are supposed to help with, and they add some additional adventures in, as well. What type of symptoms is she currently experiencing? There is a chance that her dementia is getting worse, and it may not be due to the medication, but only a doctor can figure that ...

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Small round peach pill 21 I

Capital "I" on one side the other side has a number "21" on it. Round peach. What is the ID of this pill, manufacturer and description? ## Camber Pharmaceuticals lists this tablet as containing 10mgs of Donepezil, it is most commonly used to treat dementia in patients that suffer from Alzheimer's, and similar conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, headache, dizziness, dry mouth, and sleeping issues. NDC code: 31722-0738 Is there anything else I can help with?

Updated in Donepezil
Donepezil side effects

what are side effects when taking donepezil? ## My wife is 93 and suffered a stroke three years ago that left her with significant vascular dementia symptoms. She had already been diagnosed with early altzheimer three of four years earlier but had been able to function fairly well in daily tasks and our relationship was reasonable in most respects. Following her stroke, she had little coherent memory of our life together, not able to identify her three daughters or even me frequently, not recognizing the house we have lived in for 20 years, etc. She did not recognize family members in picture, misidentified her daughters as her sister, did not recall that her parents and older sister having passed away years earlier. She had frequent periods of significant confusion. She could help set ...

Updated in Donepezil
Aricept safety?

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 in Aricept
Aricept Drug Information

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?

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symptoms of overdose

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 in Lortab
a round pill pink G52 on the side

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 in Donepezil

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