FDA approved ARICEPT for Alzheimer's in 1996 based on evidence from four randomized trials with similar results. The longest of the trials included 473 people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (average MMSE score was 19 out of 30) who were an average of 73 years old; about half were women. Researchers randomly assigned participants to take ARICEPT 5 mg, ARICEPT 10 mg, or a placebo (inactive sugar pill) for about 6 months. Get the DrugFactsBox™ to see what happened.
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Unlike the latest iPhone, with drugs we cannot assume that newer is better.
We can’t reliably look to patient reviews, opinions, or even testimonials to answer our fundamental question: Can this drug help me? To answer that question, we need to look at the facts -- in medicine these are the results of clinical studies.
The last time your doctor prescribed a drug for your medical problem, did you stop to wonder how well the drug would work?
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