New NICE guidance on donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

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The review and re-appraisal of donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease has resulted in a change in the guidance. Specifically:

  • donepezil, galantamine and rivastigmine are now recommended as options for managing mild as well as moderate Alzheimer’s disease, and
  • memantine is now recommended as an option for managing moderate Alzheimer’s disease for people who cannot take AChE inhibitors, and as an option for managing severe Alzheimer’s disease.

Links

Donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. TA 217. NICE, March 2011.

 

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