Understanding Psychopharmacology


Psychotropic medications, a quick reference chart

Alzheimer’s medications

Drug name Brand name Approved For FDA Approved
1. donepezil Aricept All stages 1996
2. galantamine Razadyne Mild to moderate 2001
3. memantine Namenda Moderate to severe 2003
4. rivastigmine Exelon All stages 2000
5. donepezil and memantine Namzaric Moderate to severe 2014

from http://www.alz.org/research/science/alzheimers_disease_treatments.asp