Galantamine is a drug usually used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and is sold under various brand names including Razadyne® and Reminyl®.
It is in a class of medications called cholinesterase inhibitors which work by increasing the amount of acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter – in the brain.
This helps to improve mental function (such as memory, attention, social interaction, reasoning and language abilities, and ability to perform activities of daily living).
Some people believe that galantamine can also be used to treat some of the problems facing people with autism spectrum disorders including social/communicatoin skills and challenging behavours such as anger and irritability.
We are currently reviewing the research evidence on the use of galantamine for people with autism
If you are aware of any research, or you would like to share your personal experiences of galantamine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
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Last Updated : 26/03/2013 Back to Top