Galanthamine

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Galanthamine

 

a drug that is one of the anticholinesterase agents; an alkaloid contained in some types of snowdrop (Galanthus) and snowflake (Leucoium). A solution of galanthamine is injected hypodermically to cure myasthenia, myopathy, and infantile cerebral paralysis. It is also used during the restoration period of poliomyelitis. It is an antidote for curare.

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The results of these analyses found that long-term treatment with galantamine was associated with a 27% relative risk reduction for institutionalisation for each additional year of galantamine treatment.
Cholinesterase inhibitors are a class of drugs that include donepezil, rivastigmine, and galantamine.
Galantamine hydrobromide was used as inhibitor of the enzymes.
Galantamine is approved for patients with mild to moderate AD.
Until now, galantamine has been extracted from snowdrops grown in Bulgaria and China.
Galantamine, originally extracted from wild snowdrops, has been used for the alleviation of neuromuscular ailments, such as neuritis and neuralgia, and can be used in the treatment of Alzheimer''s disease.
Peters of Charite University Hospital Berlin, presented the results of a trial of a combination of galantamine and memantine, compared with galantamine alone, in 233 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's.
There is wide variation across England in who gets cholinesterase inhibitors, such as donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine, it showed.
Generics (UK) had been appealing against a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency refusal to allow it to manufacture a generic of the medicine galantamine.
A very common treatment for Alzheimer's disease is an acetylcholine esterase inhibitor such as galantamine (Reminyl), rivastigmine (Exelon) and donepezil (Aricept).
Galantamine is an FDA-approved drug doctors use to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
The drugs in the acetylcholinesterase class are tacrine (Cognex), donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon), and galantamine (Razadyne).