Medication 2017-11-30T22:04:17+00:00

Medications Prescribed for Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Doctors may prescribe a combination of any of the below medications to help treat Alzheimer’s

Aricept® (donepezil)

Cholinesterase inhibitor prescribed to treat symptoms of mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer’s
Prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine in the brain
www.PfizerRxPathways.com
www.needymeds.org/drug_list.taf?_function=name&name=Aricept

Exelon® (rivastigmine)

Cholinesterase inhibitor prescribed to treat symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s (patch is also for severe Alzheimer’s)
Prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine and butyrylcholine (a brain chemical similar to acetylcholine) in the brain
www.scbn.org/news/free-exelon-novartis/
www.rxpharmacycoupons.com/exelon-manufacturer-coupon.html
www.rxassist.org/search/prog-details?program_Id=38&Drug_Id=2480
www.needymeds.org/brand-drug/name/Exelon

Namenda® (memantine)

N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonist prescribed to treat symptoms of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s
Blocks the toxic effects associated with excess glutamate and regulates glutamate activation
www.scbn.org/news/enrolling-in-the-forest-patient-assistance-program-for-namenda/
www.needymeds.org/drug_list.taf?_function=name&name=Namenda%20XR&gname=memantine
www.allergan.com/responsibility/patient-resources/patient-assistance-programs

Namzaric® (memantine extended-release and donepezil)

NMDA antagonist and cholinesterase inhibitor prescribed to treat symptoms of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s (for patients stabilized on both memantine and donepezil taken separately)
Blocks the toxic effects associated with excess glutamate and prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine in the brain
www.needymeds.org/brand-drug/name/Namzaric
www.helprx.info/namzaric-discounts-coupons
www.allergan.com/responsibility/patient-resources/patient-assistance-programs

Razadyne® (galantamine)

Cholinesterase inhibitor prescribed to treat symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s
Prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine and stimulates nicotinic receptors to release more acetylcholine in the brain
www.rxresource.org/prescription-assistance/johnson-and-johnson-patient-assistance-foundation-inc-patient-assistance-program.html

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