Use of Aricept for MS

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Use of Aricept for MS

Postby 2kathleen2 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:48 am

My brother was diagnosed with MS back in 1991. He has been fortunate for many years but recently started having trouble with motor skills and thinking processes. Doctor placed him on Aricept about three months ago. He has now become very paranoid, imagining his wife is running around on him all of the time and one night he even thought the FBI was flying over their house. Has anyone else had any experience with Aricept in the treatment of MS? He and his wife have an appt. next week with the neurologist about the increase in paranoia. He realizes he is doing it but can't get it under control. :?:
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Re: Use of Aricept for MS

Postby Annesse » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:10 am

Paranoia is listed as one of the side effects of Aricept. Aricept is currently indicated for Alzheimer's.

Aricept is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. It inhibits the acetylcholinesterase enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine. I am presently discussing the reason for the low levels of acetylcholine in Alzheimer's and MS under the thread "Some Interesting Connections."
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Re: Use of Aricept for MS

Postby 2kathleen2 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:35 am

Thank you Annesse. I'm hoping he gets taken off this drug next week when he sees the doctor.
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