whether cholinesterase inhibitors (donepezil, etc) or memantine (Ebixa, etc) are helpful for Alzheimer's

You'll hear more debate about whether cholinesterase inhibitors (donepezil, etc) or memantine (Ebixa, etc) are helpful for Alzheimer's.

A cholinesterase inhibitor is often started for mild to moderate Alzheimer's...then memantine is added when a patient gets worse.

But these meds aren't very effective...and new evidence suggests the combo isn't better than a cholinesterase inhibitor alone.

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