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Alternate drug for alzheimer's disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How may i help you ?
User :   Hello, May I know your good name. I want to solve my querries relating to drugs used in dementia
Doctor :   dr here
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   Are you aware of Hydergine drug. It had been prescribed to one of the patient in our home. However it has not been seen to give any specific advantage in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.
Doctor :   from how long has the drug been used by the patient ?
User :   The drug has been used for over 7 months, but off lately it seems the drug has not been available in the market
User :   Previously we used to get the drug from the distributor but now it is not available with him. Seems the company has stopped mfg.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Is Hydergine effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's? If yes, I can contact the manufacturing company and request to provide me the same.
Doctor :   there is no cure for the Alzheimer's Disease.
Doctor :   and there is no specific treatment
Doctor :   the available treatment is only palliative
Doctor :   meaning offers only small symptomatic treatement
Doctor :   Hydergine is one of such drugs which offers small symptomatic improvement
Doctor :   if that medicine is not available in the market there are alternatives like Redizork,Cicanol, Redergin etc..
Doctor :   which belongs to same Hydergine family
Doctor :   you can consult the neurologist who prescribed the medicine and explain the problem in obtaining the said medicine and he will help you in changing the brand and prescribing you the appropriate medicine
User :   Are there other drugs presently available in the market that are more effective than Hydergine. I am asking this out of curiosity because I am a medical student studying in the solapur medical college.
User :   Because I want to understand the levels of efficacy of drugs that are used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease with regards to Rivastigmine, Mementine and Donepezil vis-a-vis Hydergine
Doctor :   if you want to know the level of efficacy of drugs than you need to speak to neurologist
Doctor :   kindly follow this link
Doctor :   and place your query to the neurologist
User :   ok
User :   Which are the more frequent brands or molecules that are prescribed for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disorder?
Doctor :   regarding medications and its efficacy and the choice of medication is all are very high level decisions. only neurologist will be able to answer these queries
User :   ok
User :   Thank you doctor
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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