Has anybody been prescribed Galantamine ?
I am just starting this as my neuro hopes it will help my walking/gait initiation problems. The theory is that it enhances acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter for movement.
It is similar to Rivastigmine (Exelon) and Donepezil (Aricept) both frequently prescribed to help memory problems in Alzheimers.
There has been an encouraging trial by Bristol Uni called the ReSPonD Study that found Rivastigmine reduced falls and helped balance. I tried Rivastigmine pills last year but found the side effects ( nausea, nightmares ) too bad to increase the dose to an effective level and had severe skin reactions when I tried it in patch form. Now I'm hoping Galantamine may be more tolerable and work !
Any feedback would be useful.