Q.8: Dementia associated with Parkinson’s Disease

Q.8: Which of the following medication is FDA approved for treatment of Dementia associated with Parkinson’s Disease?
(a) Donepezil
(b) Galantamine
(c) Rivastigmine
(d) Memantine

Answer: (c) Rivastigmine


FDA Indication for Each Medications: 

Medications FDA Indications
Donepezil
  • Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type: Mild, Moderate & Severe
Galantamine
  • Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type: Mild to Moderate
Rivastigmine
    • Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type: Mild to Moderate

 

  • Dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease: Mild to moderate 
Memantine
  • Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type: Moderate to Severe 

 

Hence, Rivastigmine is the only medication that carries FDA indication for Dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease. 

Refer to package insert for each medications for more details. 


 

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Dr. Harvinder Singh, M.D. (Admin)


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