Dementia Overview Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

memantine Memantine

Memantine reduces the actions of chemicals in the brain that may contribute to the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease...learn more »

galantamine Galantamine

Galantamine improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah see til KO leen). ...learn more »

ziprasidone Ziprasidone

Ziprasidone is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

rivastigmine transdermal Rivastigmine Transdermal

Rivastigmine improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah see til KO leen)....learn more »

rivastigmine Rivastigmine

Rivastigmine improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah see til KO leen)....learn more »

citalopram (oral) Citalopram (oral)

Citalopram is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)...learn more »

quetiapine Quetiapine

Quetiapine is an antipsychotic medicine. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

donepezil (oral) Donepezil (oral)

Donepezil improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah see til KO leen). Pe...learn more »

olanzapine Olanzapine

Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that affects chemicals in the brain...learn more »

lamotrigine Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant...learn more »

gabapentin Gabapentin

Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seiz...learn more »

risperidone (oral) Risperidone (oral)

Risperidone is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

tacrine Tacrine

Tacrine improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah see til KO leen). Peop...learn more »

paroxetine Paroxetine

Paroxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine affects chemicals in the brain that ma...learn more »

methylphenidate (transdermal) Methylphenidate (transdermal)

Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control...learn more »

methylphenidate Methylphenidate

Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control...learn more »

sertraline Sertraline

Sertraline is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Sertraline affects chemicals in the brain that ma...learn more »

fluoxetine Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant. Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause...learn more »

valproic acid Valproic Acid

Valproic acid affects chemicals in the body that may be involved in causing seizures...learn more »

carbamazepine (oral) Carbamazepine (oral)

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain...learn more »

haloperidol Haloperidol

Haloperidol is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain...learn more »



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