First drug OK'd to treat dementia of Parkinson's disease

July 3, 2006

Until now, Novartis Corp.'s Exelon (rivastigmine tartrate) was approved to treat mild to moderate dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease. Now the drug has gained a new indication-to treat mild to moderate dementia related to Parkinson's disease.

First drug OK'd to treat dementia of Parkinson's disease

Until now, Novartis Corp.'s Exelon (rivastigmine tartrate) was approved to treat mild to moderate dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease. Now the drug has gained a new indication-to treat mild to moderate dementia related to Parkinson's disease. FDA noted that this approval fills a void, since to date there has been no treatment targeted at Parkinson's-related dementia.

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