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Medications Used in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Learn about the most commonly used medications for Alzheimer's disease, including Aricept, Exelon, Namenda, and Razadyne.

Drugs for Emotional and Behavioral Symptoms of Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's treatment for mood and behavior challenges is comprised of non-drug approaches (the first line of defense) and drug therapy. Drug therapy typically involves the psychotropic class of medications including antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood-stabilizers, hypnotics and anti-anxiety medications.

Should Your Loved One with Dementia Really Be Taking Antipsychotic Medication?
Learn more about the appropriate and inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications such as Resperdol, Zyprexa, Seroquel and Abilfy for people who have Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

All About Aricept
Get the facts on Aricept, or donepezil HCL, one of the most widely used drugs to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Learn how Aricept works, its uses and dosages, possible side effects and interactions, precautions, and most importantly, its effectiveness.

Why Valproate (Depakote) Should Not Be Used to Treat Agitation in Alzheimer's
Valproate is sometimes suggested as a way to reduce the difficult behaviors such as agitation and aggression that can develop with dementia. Does it work?

Are Benzodiazapines Recommended for Treating Anxiety in Dementia?
Are anti-anxiety medications the answer to anxiety and agitation in Alzheimer's? Here's what research says about anxiety relief in dementia.

All About Namenda
Get the facts on Namenda (memantine HCL), a unique drug used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Learn how Namenda works, its uses and dosages, possible side effects and interactions, precautions, and most importantly, its effectiveness.

All About Exelon
Get the facts on Exelon (rivastigmine), a drug used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Learn how Exelon works, its uses and dosages, possible side effects and interactions, precautions, and most importantly, its effectiveness.

All About Razadyne
Get the facts on Razadyne, or galantamine HBr, a commonly used drug to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Learn how Razadyne works, its uses and dosages, possible side effects and interactions, precautions, and most importantly, its effectiveness.

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