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There is frequently a degree of variability among different types of dementia specialists in clinical practice in both the clinical diagnosis and the management of patients with Alzheimer's disease and cerebrovascular disease (CVD). This variability may have an adverse effect on the use of medical resources as well as on patients' well-being. The main objective of this study was to describe the current diagnosis and management of patients with Alzheimer's disease and CVD in Spain. Other objectives were to determine whether there were significant differences in the diagnosis and management of these patients depending on physician characteristics and/or patient profile.

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One Swiss University Hospital.

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To evaluate the change in cognition (at week 26 vs baseline) observed in patients from 3 large clinical trials of AD who prematurely discontinued treatment with placebo or rivastigmine.

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In untreated patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) the functional ability is gradually lost. What happens to the patients after continuous long-term cholinesterase inhibitor (ChEI) treatment is less investigated. The objective of this study was to describe the longitudinal functional outcome and analyze factors affecting the outcome in ChEI-treated patients. In an open, 3-year, nonrandomized, prospective, multicenter study in a routine clinical setting, 790 patients were treated with either donepezil, rivastigmine, or galantamine. At baseline and every 6 months, they were assessed with several rating scales including Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL), Physical Self-Maintenance Scale (PSMS), and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). A faster functional decline was associated with lower cognitive ability at baseline, older age, and the interaction of higher education and longer time in the study. The patients residing with a spouse or relative showed slower deterioration in IADL score. A higher mean dose of ChEI, regardless of drug agent, was also related to slower instrumental ADL decline. Prediction models for longitudinal functional outcome were provided. AD severity at baseline is a key factor in obtaining reliable clinical prognoses of the long-term ADL ability. The dosage of ChEI treatment could possibly lead to a different functional outcome.

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Cerebrovascular disease (CVD) and ischemic brain injury secondary to cardiovascular disease are common causes of dementia and cognitive decline in the elderly. CVD also contributes to cognitive loss in Alzheimer disease (AD).

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To evaluate the prevalence of cholinesterase inhibitor (ChI) treatment in subjects with dementia in European countries.

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Eighteen-month observational, prospective, multi-center, open-label study conducted on AD patients with Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE) score of 10-26 and Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) score of 4-6. Patients were treated with the rivastigmine transdermal patch (Exelon patch*) 5 cm² (4.6 mg/24 hours) or 10 cm² (9.5 mg/24 hours), once daily.

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We reviewed animal studies and human clinical studies to address whether sex can predict and influence the response to ChEI treatment based on differences in neuroanatomy, pharmacokinetics, and prevalence of dementia.

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To date, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors have been clinically effective drugs for the palliative treatment of Alzheimer's disease, but their clinical efficacy is limited, mainly due to their adverse effects on peripheral organs. Since patients of Alzheimer's disease often exhibit depression as well as memory impairment, dual inhibitors of AChE and serotonin transporter (SERT) would be a better therapeutic method. Anti-depressive effects based on SERT inhibition would reduce the dose-related side effects of AChE inhibitors. Such dual inhibitors were designed by the hybridization of rivastigmine and fluoxetine based on a hypothetical model of the AChE active site. Various derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro inhibition, and then (S)-5j (RS-1259), which possessed balanced inhibitory activities of AChE (IC(50)=101 nM) and SERT (IC(50)=42 nM), was successfully obtained. An ex vivo experiment in mice indicated that (S)-5j (RS-1259) simultaneously inhibited AChE and SERT in the brain following an oral administration. The simultaneous elevation of extracellular levels of acetylcholine and serotonin in the rat hippocampus was actually confirmed by microdialysis.

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A randomized open label study in 84 ambulant Alzheimer's patients with at least 6 months follow-up and treated either with oral galantamine (group G) or rivastigmine transdermal patch (group R). Data collection included patients' demographic and disease variables. Adverse events were collected and, in case of interruption of the primary treatment, the alternative treatment was registered.

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Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) expressed as cost per unit decrease in the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive (ADAS-cog) subscale.

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The results point to a 'normalization' of the EEG power spectrum due to medication, and the intracortical localization of these effects showed an increase of cortical activity in frontal, parietal, and temporal regions that are well-known to be affected in Alzheimer's disease. The topographic convergence of the present results with the memory network proposed by Vincent et al. (J. Neurophysiol. 96:3517-3531, 2006) leads to the speculation that in our group of patients, rivastigmine specifically activates brain regions that are involved in memory functions, notably a key symptom in this degenerative disease.

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The current clinical view on pharmacological treatment and the Croatian reality regarding approved antidementia drugs is presented. Dementia is a syndrome of high incidence and Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. New data show that dementia prevalence will nearly double every 20 years, and we believe that current estimated number of persons with dementia (PWD) for Croatia is more than 80,000. The standard treatment with antidementia drugs is unavailable in Croatia, for the majority of PWD, because antidementia drugs are not on the reimbursement list, although Croatian algorithm for psychopharmacological treatment and Alzheimer Disease Societies Croatia recommend early and adequate treatment. Alzheimer's dementia is becoming a world's health priority in 21st century, so we strongly believe that antidementia drugs should be reimbursed in Croatia.

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The purpose of this explanatory study was to determine whether medication prescribing for Alzheimer's disease (AD) differs by racial and ethnic group membership. The following research question was examined in this study: Are there prescribing pattern differences for AD among racial and ethnic groups? Additional beneficiary characteristic variables examined included: diabetes, memory loss, psychological disorder, age category, and gender.

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In this pilot study, the revaluation in accordance with the recommendations of the Haute autorité de santé (HAS) led to the discontinuation of two third of anti-dementia drugs. Safety of sudden discontinuation of MSD remains to be studied.

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Higher doses of ChEI might reduce the use of HHS, possibly reducing the costs of community-based care. Female spouses provide more informal care than do male spouses, so the likelihood of using HHS is greater among women with AD. The "silent group" of more cognitively impaired and frail elderly AD patients receives less HHS, which might precipitate institutionalization.

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The cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine are the current mainstays in the drug treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). There is convincing evidence that these agents provide at least modest cognitive, behavioural and functional benefit for 6-12 months at all stages of the disease. Longer term benefits cannot be directly examined by placebo-controlled trials. Nevertheless, the results of virtually all open-label extensions of the pivotal trials, studies of patients with AD at different levels of severity and clinical trials using other designs favour treatment over no treatment for periods of up to 5 years. There are plausible biological reasons why ChEIs might be expected to work over a prolonged period of time although, to date, studies using various markers to chart the effects of medication on long-term disease progression have yielded mixed results. The most contentious issue regarding long-term treatment is economic, but the majority of available economic analyses suggest net savings over the long term if patients with AD receive persistent treatment with ChEIs.

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We conducted a computer-based search using PubMed (up to February 15, 2006) and ISI Web of Science (conference proceeding abstracts from January 2003 to December 2005) databases. We used the search terms "schizophrenia," "cognition or memory" and "tacrine or donepezil or rivastigmine or galantamine." Studies included were critically analyzed for allocation, blindness, duration and study design, demographic data, and clinical and neuropsychological outcome assessments. We excluded studies that involved patients with psychiatric disorders other than schizophrenia-spectrum or if they involved animals or molecular investigations. We also excluded conference proceeding abstracts with no explicit neuropsychological battery and/or results.

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A total of 46 patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia entered into a 12-week, double-blind, clinical trial for random assignment to rivastigmine or placebo, as adjuvant to their current antipsychotic medication. Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS) and Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) had been used as the primary outcome measures. Clinical Global Impressions- Improvement (CGI-I) Scale and Extrapyramidal Symptom Rating Scale (ESRS) had been used as the secondary measures. Treatment efficacy was evaluated by a Student's t test and repeated-measures analysis of variance (ANOVA). Statistical significance was defined as a two-sided p value ⩽ 0.05. Cohen's standard (d) and correlation measures of effect size (r) had been calculated for comparing baseline to endpoint changes.

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Rivastigmine transdermal patch has shown higher caregiver satisfaction and greater preference than oral formulation in patients with Alzheimer's disease. However, there is limited literature available related to caregiver preference or treatment compliance in real-world clinical settings. To date, no such data are available from Asia and the Middle East, which account for a sizeable proportion of patients with Alzheimer's disease. The objective of this study was to evaluate treatment preference and compliance with oral and transdermal medications in daily clinical practice in an ethnically diverse patient population from Asia and the Middle East with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease.

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Recently advances in understanding the molecular basis of Alzheimer's disease have led to the consideration of the relationship between cholinergic inhibitors and amyloid deposition as a new hypothesis for the future rational design of effective anti-Alzheimer drugs. In the present review, the non-cholinergic functions of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and the therapeutic potential of peripheral and dual binding site AChE inhibitors in delaying the neurodegenerative process will be discussed.

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exelon dosage 2017-03-26

We analysed the effects of donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine, prescribed for the buy exelon online treatment of Alzheimer disease in a real-world setting in Italy.

exelon drug 2017-04-04

We searched the Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis Group's Trials Register ( buy exelon online 17 January 2011), PsycINFO (January 1980 - April Week 4 2011) and CBMdisc (January 1978 - 6 April 2011), and checked reference lists of identified articles, searched some relevant journals manually, registers of clinical trials and published abstracts of conference proceedings.

exelon drug card 2015-09-06

All medications are statistically significantly superior to placebo. The mean improvement is larger for the cholinesterase inhibitors than for the ginkgo buy exelon online extract. In the statistically unfavorable case, the effect of the cholinesterase inhibitors is still appreciable, but not for the ginkgo extract.

exelon oral medication 2016-09-30

Our longitudinal descriptive pilot study aimed at observing consequences of the sudden buy exelon online discontinuation of anti-dementia drugs in a population with a moderate to severe stage of Alzheimer's disease. The study took place in a French residency for dependent elderly people, treated with at least one of the following treatments: rivastigmine, donepezil, galantamine and/or memantine. Based on multidisciplinary decision, as recommended, patient's anti-dementia treatment have been stopped or not. Criteria have been collected for 6months and compared between the two groups: safety, motivation for discontinuation, score mini-mental state examination (MMSE), psycho-behavior criteria and finally the concomitant prescription of psychotropic drugs.

exelon stock prices 2016-10-25

To evaluate the buy exelon online synergistic effects of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) epsilon4 and butyrylcholinesterase K-variant (BCHE-K) alleles on progression to Alzheimer's disease (AD) in individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

exelon dosing 2016-07-05

Between January 2006 and December 2010, 20,729 patients aged >70 years received a prescription for an AD medication. Despite most patients on donepezil and memantine receiving a prescription for the maximum drug dose, this dose was maintained for 2 consecutive months in only two-thirds of patients. Patients were significantly more likely to have their doses of donepezil and memantine maximised if prescribed in more recent years (2010 vs. 2007). Rates of non-persistence were 30.1 % at 6 months and 43.8 % at 12 months. Older age [75+ vs. <75 years; hazards ratio (HR) 1.16, 95 % confidence interval (CI) 1.06-1.27] and drug type (rivastigmine vs. donepezil; HR 1.15, 95 % CI 1.03-1.27) increased the risk of non-persistence. Non-persistence was lower for those commencing therapy buy exelon online in more recent years (2010 vs. 2007; HR 0.81, 95 % CI 0.73-0.89, p < 0.001) and for those on multiple anti-dementia medications (HR 0.59, 95 % CI 0.54-0.65, p < 0.001). Persistence was significantly higher when memantine was co-prescribed with donepezil (p < 0.0001).

exelon 3 mg 2016-06-28

During the 24-week, double-blind phase of the study, 89.6% of patients in the target 9.5 mg/24 h patch treatment group had recorded 'no, slight or mild' signs or symptoms for their most severe application-site reaction. Erythema and pruritus were the most commonly reported reactions. No patient in any patch treatment group experienced a skin reaction that was reported as a serious adverse buy exelon online event. In the 9.5 mg/24 h treatment group, 2.4% of patients discontinued treatment due to an application-site reaction. During the 28-week open-label extension, the skin tolerability profile was similar to that seen in the double-blind phase. Overall, 3.7% of patients discontinued treatment due to application-site skin reactions. There was no indication that the severity of the skin reactions increased over time.

exelon 3mg medication 2017-12-15

Rivastigmine tartrate is a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor indicated for buy exelon online the symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate dementia. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) on April 21, 2000.

exelon drug class 2015-10-01

Until the results of direct comparative studies are available, the present results indicate a superior effect of cholinesterase buy exelon online inhibitors over the ginkgo extract in the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

exelon 4 mg 2015-07-25

Rivastigmine (0.3 mg/kg) improved PPI deficits, and this improvement was antagonized by the mACh receptor antagonist telenzepine but not by the nicotinic ACh receptor antagonist mecamylamine. Rivastigmine increased extracellular ACh levels by approximately 2-3-fold, less than the increase produced by galantamine. Rivastigmine enhanced the effect of the mACh receptor agonist N-desmethylclozapine on prefrontal dopamine release, a marker of mACh receptor function, and this increase was blocked by telenzepine. In contrast, galantamine did not affect N-desmethylclozapine-induced dopamine release. Furthermore, rivastigmine did not affect cortical dopamine release induced by the serotonin1A receptor agonist osemozotan, suggesting buy exelon online that the effect of rivastigmine has specificity for mACh receptors.

exelon patch overdose 2017-02-16

Here we investigated the effect of the rivastigmine patch alone on depression in 50 mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients with comorbid major depressive buy exelon online episode (MDE). First diagnosis acetyl-cholinesterase inhibitor and psychoactive drug-free outpatients (n=50) were recruited in memory clinics and reassessed after 3 and 6 months. Global cognitive functioning, depressive symptoms and MDE frequency were evaluated with the Mini Mental State Examination, the CERAD Dysphoria scale and the modified DSM-IV criteria for MDE in AD. MDE frequency reduced significantly from the first diagnostic visit (100%) to the 6-month follow-up (62%). We also found a significant reduction in CERAD Dysphoria scores that decreased from 6.2±3.9 mean±standard deviation to 4.9±4.5 at the 6-month follow-up. In AD patients with MDE rivastigmine alone can have a positive impact on depressive phenomena. Thus, future controlled study are justified to definitively verify if rivastigmine alone may improve depression in AD.

rivastigmine exelon drugs 2015-01-18

We searched ALOIS (the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group's Specialized Register) on 12 February 2013 using the terms: rivastigmine, exelon, "SDZ ENA 713". buy exelon online ALOIS contains records of clinical trials identified from monthly searches of a number of major healthcare databases (The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, LILACS), numerous trial registries and grey literature sources.

exelon capsules 2016-07-24

Of 1,584 patients enrolled, 567 met decline criteria and were randomized. At all timepoints, ADCS-IADL and ADAS-cog scores favoured the 13.3 mg/24 h patch. The 13.3 mg/ buy exelon online 24 h patch was statistically superior to the 9.5 mg/24 h patch on the ADCS-IADL scale from week 16 (p = 0.025) onwards including week 48 (p = 0.002), and ADAS-cog at week 24 (p = 0.027), but not at week 48 (p = 0.227). No unexpected safety concerns were observed.

exelon drug interactions 2017-08-01

There is no clear benefit for ChEI therapy as an adjunct to antidepressant therapy for depressed older buy exelon online adults.

exelon 9 mg 2017-05-21

In October 2007, British Columbia started to cover the cost of cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs)-donepezil, galantamine, and rivastigmine-for patients Celexa Drug Classification with mild to moderate dementia and prominent Alzheimer's disease.

exelon capsule 2015-03-12

Rivastigmine, a cholinesterase inhibitor, is available as a transdermal patch (Exelon® patch, Rivastach® patch, Prometax® patch) for the treatment of Prilosec 5 Mg mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Rivastigmine transdermal patch was effective, in terms of improving cognitive and global function, and generally well tolerated in patients with mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type in a large, well designed trial. Most adverse events associated with rivastigmine patch were mild to moderate in severity, with the patch generally better tolerated than oral rivastigmine, especially in terms of cholinergic gastrointestinal adverse events. The patch also had good skin adhesion and a favourable skin tolerability profile in this study, with most application-site reactions being mild in severity. Additionally, in a safety and tolerability study, rivastigmine patch, regardless of concomitant memantine therapy, was generally well tolerated in patients switching from oral donepezil therapy. Thus, current evidence suggests that rivastigmine transdermal patch is an effective treatment option for patients with Alzheimer's disease, with the potential for improving compliance and providing sustained clinical benefit because of its ease of use and generally favourable tolerability profile.

exelon medication 2017-06-12

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a polygenic and multifactorial disease with a complex inheritance caused by the formation of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. Increasing evidence indicates that many genes including interleukin-6 (IL-6) and alpha 2-macroglobulin (A2M) may contribute to the pathogenesis of AD. The A2M gene encodes α2-macroglobulin which specifically binds with the beta-amyloid peptides and prevents fibril formation. Protein of the IL-6 gene linked to beta-amyloid (βA) aggregation was detected in βA plaques in the brain of AD patients. The aim of the present study is to investigate the relationship of the IL-6 and A2M gene polymorphisms with AD and also the impact of rivastigmine on AD patients regarding their genotypes on IL-6 and A2M genes in 150 Iranian AD patients under rivastigmine therapy and 150 matched healthy controls. The results indicated that IL-6 G and C alleles had significant positive and negative association with AD, respectively, (P = 0.0001, relative risks (RR) = 1.39) and frequency of AD patients carrying IL-6 GG genotype was significantly in higher proportion in familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD) patients compared to controls (P = 0.02, RR = 2.25), and the IL-6 CC genotype was significantly protective against AD (P = 0.0003, RR = 0.65). Genotype analysis of A2M gene showed a significant positive correlation between A2M AA genotype and the AD patients (sporadic Alzheimer's disease (SAD) and FAD) (P = 0.001, RR = 1.56), proposing it as a possible risk factor for AD. Drug response from pharmacogenetic Flonase Side Reviews viewpoint after 3-year follow-up of AD patients and Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) analysis demonstrated that AD patients carrying bigenic genotype IL-6 CC-A2M AG (ΔCDR = 4.5) and male patients with IL-6 CC genotype (ΔCDR = 3.83) provided the best response and the A2M GG genotype (ΔCDR = 7.97) and bigenic genotype IL-6 GG-A2M GG (ΔCDR = 8.5) conferred the worst response to the rivastigmine, suggesting likely involvement of genotype-specific response to rivastigmine therapy in AD patients. The results also propose that in view of the fact that C and G alleles created by nucleotide changes in the promoter region of IL-6 gene and this may affect the expression of the IL-6 gene and, hence, susceptible and protective role of GG and CC genotype in AD might be caused by higher and lower expression of IL-6 cytokine, respectively.

exelon 50 mg 2015-07-14

Cholinesterase inhibitors constitute the standard of care for Alzheimer's disease in western countries. Donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine had showed similar efficacy according to meta-analysis from randomised clinical trials. A mean modest 2 point-improvement has been observed in the Alzheimer's disease Assessment Scale (ADAS). Memantine has emerged as an alternative for advanced stages of the disease. Apart from Allegra Off Brand clinical scales, neuroradiologic techniques have proven useful to assess the effect of these drugs on the brain of AD patients.

exelon 30 mg 2016-01-06

We performed an open-label study in Alzheimer patients on the use of rivastigmine in clinical routine. We evaluated the mode of dosing, safety and response to treatment over 24 weeks in 529 Alzheimer patients recruited by 114 neurologists. At the start of the study, and after 12 and 24 weeks, the participants were tested with the Mini-Mental State Examination and the Global Deterioration Scale. Titration of rivastigmine was slower than expected: After 2 weeks, only 41.8% of subjects received an effective daily dose of at least 6 mg. A total of 33.8% of patients experienced 305 mostly transient adverse events of mild or moderate intensity. Gastrointestinal symptoms occurred in 30.4% of subjects and symptoms of the nervous system in 16.4%. Similar to controlled trials, the cognitive performance of Priligy With Alcohol patients improved, with more than 60% of subjects showing improvement from baseline on the Mini-Mental State Examination by week 24. More than 40% of patients showed improvement on the Global Deterioration Scale. This study suggests that, in daily clinical practice, titration of rivastigmine deviates from the prescribing information. Under routine conditions, the safety profile of the drug is favourable, as is the response to treatment.

exelon alzheimer medication 2015-06-27

A crossover cohort study using the PHARMO Record Linkage System included 10 years of data on drug dispensing histories for over two million Dutch residents. Included patients were aged 50 +, free of UI for the last 6 months, received a first ChEI prescription during the study period, had at least 12 months prior drug exposure history and one subsequent prescription of any drug. UI was defined as a first dispensing of a urinary spasmolytic or of incontinence products for at least 30 days. Cox regression with time-varying Mobic Maximum Dosage covariates and multivariate adjustment allowed assessing whether UI incidence was associated with ChEI exposure.

exelon patch reviews 2016-04-30

The acetylcholinesterase inhibiting property of Acacia auriculiformis contributes to its memory enhancing potential. Further large scale studies are required to elucidate its benefits on cognitive function. This may offer a promising new option for the treatment of dementia and other cognitive deficits.

exelon 60 mg 2016-05-17

A simple liquid chromatography mass spectrometry method was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of antidementia drugs, including donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and its major metabolite, NAP 226-90, and memantine.

exelon generic name 2017-03-11

The systematic, large-scale study of therapies for moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a relatively recent advancement in the field. This review describes for the general practitioner the characterization of moderate to severe AD, discusses the development of metrics sensitive to the constellation of symptoms in these patients, and critically evaluates the use of those measures in moderate to severe AD clinical trials.

exelon overdose 2015-03-14

In the absence of a cure for Alzheimer's disease (AD), treatment has focused on therapy to provide symptomatic benefits and to slow progression of the disease, so that patients can maintain their independence for as long as possible. New research suggests that rivastigmine, a potent, pseudo-irreversible inhibitor of both acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase that shows preferential selectivity for the G1 form of AChE, may provide symptomatic and disease progression slowing effects. The drug's pharmacological properties may help to slow the conversion of diffuse, benign amyloid plaques to neuritic plaques associated with clinical dementia. In 'delayed-start' paradigms--open-label extensions of placebo-controlled studies involving mild to moderate AD patients--the treatment effects of rivastigmine on cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes at 52 weeks were even greater than those observed at 26 weeks, and patients who received rivastigmine for the entire 52 weeks had better outcomes than those who received rivastigmine only for the latter 26 weeks (having received placebo for the first 26 weeks during the placebo-controlled phase). These treatment effects were even more robust in patients with moderately severe disease, indicating that the sustained long-term benefits of rivastigmine apply across the continuum of disease severity. The results seen in those patients with mild and moderately severe AD suggest that the progression of AD was being slowed in treated patients and that a disease-modifying effect may have been taking place. The effects of rivastigmine on cognition remain clinically relevant for at least 2 years, with benefits over projected placebo increasing over time. The long-term benefits of rivastigmine have also been reported in behavioural domains of patients with mild to moderate AD for 104 weeks and in patients with the Lewy body variant of AD for 96 weeks. Rivastigmine may slow AD progression, allowing patients to maintain autonomy for longer.

exelon 6 mg 2015-07-29

Suppression of redundant auditory information and facilitation of deviant, novel, or salient sounds can be assessed with paired-click and oddball tasks, respectively. Electrophysiological correlates of perturbed auditory processing found in these paradigms are likely to be a trait marker or candidate endophenotype for schizophrenia.

exelon reviews 2015-09-22

The results of 13 randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trials demonstrate that treatment for periods of 6 months and one year, with donepezil, galantamine or rivastigmine at the recommended dose for people with mild, moderate or severe dementia due to Alzheimer's disease produced improvements in cognitive function, on average -2.7 points (95%CI -3.0 to -2.3), in the midrange of the 70 point ADAS-Cog Scale. Study clinicians blind to other measures rated global clinical state more positively in treated patients. Benefits of treatment were also seen on measures of activities of daily living and behaviour. None of these treatment effects are large. There is nothing to suggest the effects are less for patients with severe dementia or mild dementia, although there is very little evidence for other than mild to moderate dementia.More patients leave ChEI treatment groups, approximately 29 %, on account of adverse events than leave the placebo groups (18%). There is evidence of more adverse events in total in the patients treated with a ChEI than with placebo. Although many types of adverse event were reported, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, were significantly more frequent in the ChEI groups than in placebo. There are four studies, all supported by one of the pharmaceutical companies, in which two ChEIs were compared, two studies of donepezil compared with galantamine, and two of donepezil compared with rivastigmine. In three studies the patients were not blinded to treatment, only the fourth, DON vs RIV/Bullock is double blind. Two of the studies provide little evidence, they are of 12 weeks duration, which is barely long enough to complete the drug titration. There is no evidence from DON vs GAL/Wilcock of a treatment difference between donepezil and galantamine at 52 weeks for cognition, activities of daily living, the numbers who leave the trial before the end of treatment, the number who suffer any adverse event, or any specific adverse event. There is no evidence from DON vs RIV/Bullock of a difference between donepezil and rivastigmine for cognitive function, activities of daily living and behavioural disturbance at two years. Fewer patients suffer adverse events on donepezil than rivastigmine.

exelon 1 mg 2016-04-01

The cholinesterase inhibitors donepezil, rivastigmine, and galantamine can delay cognitive impairment in patients with mild to moderately-severe AD for at least 6 months duration.