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Galantamine Brand names, Galantamine Analogs

Galantamine Brand Names Mixture

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Galantamine Chemical_Formula


Galantamine RX_link

Galantamine fda sheet

Galantamine FDA

Galantamine msds (material safety sheet)

Galantamine MSDS

Galantamine Synthesis Reference

Czollner, L. et al. ARKIVOC 191-200 (2001).

Galantamine Molecular Weight

287.354 g/mol

Galantamine Melting Point

269-270 oC (HBr salt)

Galantamine H2O Solubility

10 mg/mL (HBr salt)

Galantamine State


Galantamine LogP


Galantamine Dosage Forms

Capsules (extended-release)

Galantamine Indication

For the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

Galantamine Pharmacology

Galantamine is a parasympathomimetic, specifically, a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor. Galantamine is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Galantamine is postulated to exert its therapeutic effect by enhancing cholinergic function. This is accomplished by increasing the concentration of acetylcholine through reversible inhibition of its hydrolysis by acetylcholinesterase. If this proposed mechanism of action is correct, Galantamine's effect may lessen as the disease process advances and fewer cholinergic neurons remain functionally intact. There is no evidence that Galantamine alters the course of the underlying dementing process.

Galantamine Absorption

No information avaliable

Galantamine side effects and Toxicity

LD50=75 mg/kg (rat)

Galantamine Patient Information

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Galantamine is in a class of medications called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. It works by increasing the amount of a certain natural substance in the brain that is needed for memory and thought. Galantamine may improve the ability to think and remember or slow the loss of these abilities in people who have AD. However, galantamine will not cure AD or prevent the loss of mental abilities at some time in the future.

Galantamine Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals