Thursday, March 19, 2015

Study group discussion: Drugs used in the treatment of Alzheimers disease

Can anyone help me with pharmacological classification of anti Alzheimer's agents?

For Alzheimers, cholinesterase inhibitors.. And a drug called memantine.

NMDA receptor antagonists.

Drugs: Tacrine (tetrahydroaminoacridine), donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine.
Mechanism: Inhibition of cholinesterase, with a resulting increase in cerebral levels of acetylcholine.

Antioxidants, selegiline, tocopherol (vitamin E), estrogen replacement in females, Ginkgo Biloba extracts are other drugs which may benefit in Alzheimers disease.

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