TITLE

Review backs memantine

PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Pulse;4/20/2006, Vol. 66 Issue 16, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a research by Rupert McShane and colleagues, which showed the clinical efficacy of memantine in the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. It suggests that memantine should only be used as part of a clinical study. Memantine might also help prevent agitation in these patients.
ACCESSION #
20792494

 

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