Welcome to WebProNews Breaking eBusiness and Search News
Advertise | Newsletter | Sitemap | News Feeds News Feed 
 WebProNews Search Part of the iEntry network iEntry inc. 

FDA Approves New Alzheimer’s Drug

John Stith
Staff Writer
Published: 2005-05-23

WebProNews RSS Feed

Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Inc. announced a new breakthrough today as the FDA approved their new drug Razadyne ER for use. The new drug will help mild to moderate cases of the debilitating Alzheimer's disease with a once daily option.

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2004, RAZADYNE ER contains galantamine hydrobromide -- first approved by the FDA in February 2001 as a twice-daily medication, REMINYL. In April 2005, the product name was changed to RAZADYNE. Approximately two million patients have been treated with REMINYL to date. In clinical trials, RAZADYNE ER provided comparable efficacy, safety, and tolerability to twice-daily galantamine with the convenience of once-daily dosing.

In a six-month clinical study, patients who started treatment with RAZADYNE ER -- and stayed on it throughout the trial -- had significantly better overall cognition (thinking and memory) and daily activities compared to patients taking placebo," said Stephen Aronson, M.D., clinical assistant professor, University of Michigan Medical School.

This new capsule, like many once-daily medications releases its elements into the body over a 24-hour period, making it much simpler for patients to keep up.

"Alzheimer's is an overwhelming diagnosis for the patient, for his or her spouse, for adult children and even for extended family members," said Joanne Koenig Coste, renowned Alzheimer's care pioneer and author of Learning to Speak Alzheimer's. "Anything that may help make treatment more convenient for patients and their family members is always a welcome addition."

In clinical trials, the most frequent adverse events with RAZADYNE ER were similar to those seen with RAZADYNE. The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and weight loss. Typically, these side effects are mild and temporary. RAZADYNE may not be for everyone.

Some people experience a slowed heart rate, which may lead to fainting. Serious stomach problems can occur in people taking medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or those at risk for stomach ulcers. Please see http://www.razadyne.com/ for full prescribing information or call 1-800-526-7736 for more information.

Receive Our Daily Email of Breaking eBusiness News

About the Author:
John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.

WebProNews RSS Feed

More Articles

Contact WebProNews


Targeted Information for Business
WebProNews is part of the iEntry network

Internet Business: Marketing: Small Business:
WebProNews MarketingNewz SmallBusinessNewz
WebProWorld AdvertisingDay PromoteNews
EcommNewz SalesNewz EntrepreneurNewz

Software: Search Engines: Web Design:
WebMasterFree Jayde B2B DesignNewz
NetworkingFiles SearchZA FlashNewz
SecurityConfig SearchNewz WebSiteNotes

Developer: IT Management: Security:
DevWebPro ITManagement SecurityProNews
DevNewz SysAdminNews SecurityConfig
TheDevWeb NetworkingFiles NetworkNewz

The iEntry Network consists of over 100 web publications reaching millions of Internet Professionals. Contact us to advertise.

 Advertise | Contact Us | Corporate | Newsletter | Sitemap | Submit an Article | News Feeds
 WebProNews is an iEntry, Inc. ® publication - $line) { echo $line ; } ?> All Rights Reserved
About WebProNews
WebProNews is the number one source for eBusiness News. Over 5 million eBusiness professionals read WebProNews and other iEntry business and tech publications.

WebProNews provides real-time coverage of internet business.

Free Email Newsletters:
WebProNews SearchNewz
WebProWorld DevWebPro
Marketing SecurityNews
Plus over 100 other newsletters!

Send me relevant info on products and services.

Ten most recent posts.

Featured Software

WebProNews in the News
View all recent mentions of WebProNews from around the world!

Recent Articles On ...
Google eBusiness
Yahoo Ask Jeeves
MSN Blogs
Search Engines Blogging
Affiliate Programs Marketing
eCommerce Advertising
eBay Sun Microsystems
AOL Adsense
Microsoft Adwords
Oracle IBM
Amazon Apple
SEO iPod
Adsense XBox
PR Adobe

iEntry.com WebProWorld RSS Feed WebProWorld Contact WebProNews Print Version Email a friend Bookmark us