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The specific features of using a rivastigmine transdermal formulation in Alzheimer’s disease

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Cholinergic deficiency associated mainly with the degeneration of neurons in the nucleus basalis of Meynert is one of the key factors of the development of cognitive impairments in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Cholinesterase inhibitors are used to treat mild and moderate dementia in AD. However, the wide use of this group of agents is limited by the high incidence of some side effects. The application of a novel rivastigmine transdermal (patch) formulation substantially reduces the risk of adverse reactions chiefly associated with a negative effect on the gastrointestinal tract and increases treatment adherence. Thus, there is a rise in the number of patients who may be given the drug in the optimal therapeutic dose for a long time.

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Elena Evgenyevna Vasenina

Kafedra nevrologii

O S Levin

Kafedra nevrologii


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Vasenina E.E., Levin O.S. The specific features of using a rivastigmine transdermal formulation in Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2012;4(3):96-99. (In Russ.)

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