anticholinergic drug


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Synonyms for anticholinergic drug

a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine

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The research paper suggested that the risk of dementia is higher in people consuming strongest type of anticholinergic drugs. Some of the drugs that could increase the risk of dementia are antipsychotics, antidepressants, bladder antimuscarinics and anti epileptic drugs.
"A robust association between some classes of anticholinergic drugs and future dementia incidence was observed," the authors write.
Gulp, "The anticholinergic drug scale as a measure of drug-related anticholinergic burden: associations with serum anticholinergic activity," Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol.
Synthesis of the optical isomers of a new anticholinergic drug, penehyclidine hydrochloride (8018).
Two new anticholinergic drugs, solifenacin and darifenacin, were released in 2004, followed by fesoterodine in 2008 (Ellsworth & Kirshenbaum, 2010).
Withdrawing anticholinergic drugs from patients taking them promises to reduce symptoms of MCI, but is unlikely to reduce rates of Alzheimer's (SOR: C, well-designed observational study).
He supported the continued use of an anticholinergic drug in selected patients with COPD despite results from two studies reported last September that called into question the safety of this drug class in patients with COPD.
If it is severe and affects the scalp as well, medication can help, such as the anticholinergic drug called glycopyrrolate.
If you have generalised sweating, your doctor may prescribe an anticholinergic drug.
We conclude that the inhaled anticholinergic drug, oxitropium bromide, produces useful improvements in dyspnoea and exercise capacity in both elderly and middle-aged patients with COPD.
Australian William McBride, founder and director of Foundation 41, a private research organization, faces allegations of fraud regarding research on the anticholinergic drug hyoscine.
The researchers found that 35 percent of study participants who had been prescribed certain types of anticholinergic drug had been diagnosed with dementia, compared with 30 percent of the controls.
The anticholinergic drug scopolamine was administered to depressed patients by pulsed IV infusion (4.0 f-ig/kg over 15 minutes), and rapid improvement in depression was observed within 72 hours in patients with unipolar and bipolar depression.