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Efficacy of Hydergine in Alzheimer's, IV medicines - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor,
My dad is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. He had been prescribed Hydergine. However from 1-2 years we have discontinued the medicine     
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   Is there any specific reason for him to dis continue the medication?
User :   we did not see improvements
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Is Hydergine effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's
Doctor :   Who prescribed him that medications?
User :   Our neurologists
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   His conditions is deteriorating and we want to begin medications
Doctor :   It is not the main treatment for Alzheimer's Disease, But it is useful.
User :   What is it used for?
Doctor :   It is used for Alzheimer's Disease,
Doctor :   He has to report back to his neurologist.
User :   Is Hydergine presently available in the market?
Doctor :   Hydergine is useful in the treatment for Alzheimer's Disease.
Doctor :   Can you give me your location?
User :   XXX
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then you can get it in a medical store.
User :   Do you prescribe the drug to Alzheimer's patients
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   But you need a prescription for that.
User :   Surely
Doctor :   You have to go back to your neurologist, and consult with him.
Doctor :   There are some drugs you can discuss with him, nylidrin, xantinol nicotinate,
User :   What are the main therapeutic indications for which you prescribe Hydergine apart from AD?
Doctor :   It is prescribed in cases of dementia.
User :   Are there presntly drugs available in the market that are more effective in the treatment
User :   of AD
Doctor :   Most of the drugs have similar effects.
Doctor :   For AD there are very less options.
User :   What dosage forms is Hydergine available.
User :   My dad cannot actually swallow tablets
Doctor :   You can get Hydergine in 250 mg.
Doctor :   You have to consult your doctor for exact dosage.
Doctor :   It 2.50mg,
User :   For what therapeutic indications is hydergine IV. Because the doctor had prescribed Hydergine injection.
Doctor :   The dosage is 2.5 mg,
Doctor :   hydergine is only given for dementia.
Doctor :   How much mg of drug was prescribed?
User :   I am not aware
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Yeah I checked the prescription it is 1mg
Doctor :   Cases like AD are rare,
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Is Hydergine IV preferred or tablets
Doctor :   It is up to the patient comfort,
User :   I have visited to more than 4 medical shops I am not finding the drug. Is it readily avialable?
Doctor :   As i was saying cases like AD are, you have to go to some neurology clinic or medical store near
Doctor :   a neurology clinic.
User :   Can you name the pharmaceutical company which manufactures Hydergine so that I might try to contact them to give a list of vendors.
Doctor :   Give me a minute.
User :   What is Cereloid?
Doctor :   It is brand of hydergine.
User :   Is it more readily available. I can suggest it to my doctor
Doctor :   You can, i depends area.
User :   Which company manufactures Cereloid
Doctor :   Sun.
User :   My elder brother is presently studying neurology DM at a renowned hospital in Mumbai. He suggested that drugs like Piracetam, Mementine and Rivastigmine are better. Are you of the same opinion
Doctor :   As i was telling, these disease are less researched.
Doctor :   So less treatment options.
Doctor :   So are the drugs and
Doctor :   Effects and knowledge and usefulness about it.
Doctor :   Treatment are not 100% sure for them.
Doctor :   So, all treatments are almost the same.
Doctor :   Non of the prescribed drugs are 100% sure of improvement.
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