Galantamine improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah see til KO leen). People with dementia usually have lower levels of this chemical, which is important for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning. Galantamine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. Galantamine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Razadyne is a drug that is classified as a cholinesterase inhibitor. It is used for treating the symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease. This is a brain condition that slowly damages the ability to think, memory, learning, communicating and even handling daily chores. Razadyne works mainly by increasing the concentration of body chemicals that are required by the brain for thought and memory.