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Chapter-02 Anti-Alzheimer’s Agents

BOOK TITLE: Nursing Drug Dosages and their Calculations

Author
1. Chattri GL
ISBN
9789386261076
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14225_3
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. Mahakoushal Hospital and Seth Mannul Hospital, Jabalpur, 154 Tamarhai Chowk Kotwali Ward, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, Mahakoushal Hospital, Seth Mannulal Hospital, Sanjeevan Hospital, 154, Tamarhai Chowk, Kotwali Ward, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, Mahakoshal Hospital; Seth Mannulal Jagannathdas Trust Hospital and Research Centre and Metro Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, Metro Multispeciality Hospital and Seth Mannulal Jagannath Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Chapter keywords
Anti-Alzheimer’s agent, donepezil, galantamine, memantine, rivastigmine, headache, dizziness, diarrhea

Abstract

Alzheimer\'s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive dementia and loss of cognitive abilities. Anti-Alzheimer’s agents include donepezil, galantamine, memantine, and rivastigmine. Anti-Alzheimer’s agents increase the amount of acetylcholine in the CNS by inhibiting cholinesterase. Uses of Anti-Alzheimer’s agents, dosages, and side effects of Anti-Alzheimer’s agents are also discussed in this chapter. Side effects of Anti-Alzheimer’s agents are headache, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, weight gain or loss.

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