Thursday, March 20, 2014

Google Keyword Search - namenda medication

A reader searched Google using the following keywords

namenda medication

Google Keyword Search - namenda medication

The reader then clicked on the following headline in Google Search

Does the Combination of Aricept and Namenda Slow the Rate of Decline in Alzheimer's Patients

"The results of this study should change the way we treat patients with Alzheimer's disease. Cholinesterase inhibitors are approved for use in mild to moderate dementia, while memantine has been approved for advanced dementia. But it looks like there is an advantage in prescribing both drugs (Aricept and Namenda) as initial treatment."--John Growdon, MD

I would also like to direct your attention to this more recent article

Caregiver Alert - Important Update on Namenda (Memantine)

Forest Laboratories, Inc. has announced that it plans to discontinue the sale of NAMENDA® (memantine HCl) 5 mg and 10 mg tablets effective August 15, 2014.

You will find several useful links at the bottom of that article, and also in the section labeled -

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