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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest Therapy For Alzheimer's

Hello Doctor,



My mom is suffering from Alzheimer's Disorder. She had been prescribed Hydergine drug by the doctor. However, the drug is no longer available in the market.



Can you tell me whether Hydergine is effective in treatment of Alzheimer's Disorder. So I can request the manufacturer to provide me the same. Also for my knowledge please inform me what are the therapeutic indications in which you prescribe Hydergine



Thank you

                                                  
Tue, 18 Nov 2014
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Geriatrics Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Hydergine treatment is rarely used now-a-days.
2. It is not as effective as previously thought.
3. There are medications, which can slow down alzheimers like donezepil, rivastigmine etc. Meet your doctor for prescription. Also family support and involvement in social activities is necessary to slow down progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Hope it helps.
Any further queries, happy to help again.
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Suggest Therapy For Alzheimer's

Hi, Thanks for asking. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows. 1. Hydergine treatment is rarely used now-a-days. 2. It is not as effective as previously thought. 3. There are medications, which can slow down alzheimers like donezepil, rivastigmine etc. Meet your doctor for prescription. Also family support and involvement in social activities is necessary to slow down progression of Alzheimer s disease. Hope it helps. Any further queries, happy to help again.