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The antioxidants act as scavengers, helping to prevent cell and tissue damage that could lead to disease. The two most studied antioxidants are vitamins C and E. 63 64 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND MEMORY DRUGS are substances that inhibit the enzyme monoamine oxidase. Up to this point, the benefit remains to be seen. Monoamine oxidase (MAO) is an enzyme that breaks down certain neurotransmitters, including dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. MAOs are widely distributed throughout the body and their concentration is especially high in the liver, kidneys, stomach, intestinal wall, and brain.
THE CASE OF CATHERINE, PART 2 The medication for Catherine did not seem to be working and she was becoming progressively worse. One day, the daughter and grandsons returned home to Catherine, who was, up until then, staying home alone, to find all the burners on the stove on full flame. At other times, she would throw the garbage out the door instead of in the trash can. It became apparent that her daughter had to stop working to take care of her mother. The grandsons’ lives were affected in various ways also.
Dosing starts at 8 mg a day for four weeks, then 16 mg a day for four weeks, and finally to a maximum dose of 24 mg a day, as tolerated. As of 2005, there is an extended release product (Razadyne ER) available that is dosed once daily in 8 mg, 16 mg, or 24 mg capsules. The most common side effects of galantamine seen in clinical trials included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia (loss of appetite), and weight loss. WHICH MEDICATION TO CHOOSE? In general, each of the above agents have similar effectiveness.