Everyday drugs 'may help fight dementia' - bathroom cabinets

by:KEDIBO     2019-09-13
Everyday drugs \'may help fight dementia\'  -  bathroom cabinets
According to experts, it's time to re-
Check the drugs that are already in circulation as cheaper, faster alternatives to new therapies.
Experts suggest that daily drugs, such as antibiotics, acne balls and other routine treatments already in the bathroom cabinet, can be used in the fight against dementia, because the cost of developing new drugs is too high and the speed is too slow.
According to experts, it's time to re-
Check the drugs that are already in circulation as cheaper, faster alternatives to new therapies.
Many people have multiple effects on the body, so some people can mitigate the effects of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
There are only four drugs currently used for Alzheimer's, which can help relieve symptoms, but there is nothing to do to stop brain damage.
"Overcoming dementia is one of the biggest challenges facing medicine and society as a whole," the Daily Mail quoted Professor Clive Ballard as saying . ".
"It is very important to develop new drugs, but it has a huge price tag, which is an unimaginable wait for those affected by dementia," Ballard said . ".
It may take 20 years and 0. 6 billion to build a drug from scratch.
Recently, when several promising new therapies failed at the final stage of the test, the hope of rapidly increasing available therapies was dashed.
So, Mr. Ballard, age professor.
King's College London's associated diseases and other experts turned to the possibility of using daily drugs.
They drew a short one.
Including lilalu peptide.
A treatment for diabetes that also has a role in the brain, including antibiotics for acne, meimilins, and acitretin for skin disease psoriasis.
There is also a blood pressure drug family called calcium channel blocker.
Some of the drugs cost less than 50 p a piece.
"The idea that drugs for other diseases can fight Alzheimer's is attractive," said Rebecca Wood, chief executive of Alzheimer's Research UK.
"But it is not clear whether the drug exists.
"Alzheimer's is a complex disease with many risk factors," Wood added . ".
The study was published in The Wall Street Journal.
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