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Medication appears well-tolerated, beneficial in Huntington's disease patients
Date:2/8/2010

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In addition, the treatment resulting in improved average scores on an evaluation measuring overall cognitive function. Scores of individuals in the placebo group remained steady over the study period.

"Taken together, our data suggest that latrepirdine, at a dosage of 20 milligrams three times daily, is well tolerated for 90 days in patients with Huntington's disease and may have a beneficial effect on cognition," the authors conclude. "Future studies of latrepirdine are planned to further evaluate the effect of latrepirdine on the cognitive and behavioral symptoms of Huntington's disease."


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