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Re: OMG Aricept!!

Posted by linkadge on December 18, 2009, at 12:58:23

In reply to Re: OMG Aricept!!, posted by utopizen on December 17, 2009, at 22:26:28

A lot of herbs inhibit acetylcholinsterase, from green tea to peppermint. SSRI's also inhibit the enzyme to varying degrees. I think sertraline is the most potent in this regard.

I don't know the comparitive degree of inhibition produced by aricept. I agree that starting at the lower doses may be more prudent. Some studies link cholinergic hyperactivity to cognative *dysfunction*, at least when it is accompanied by a mood disorder.

I don't think long term mild/moderate inhibition of acetylcholinsterase should be a problem, as moderate tea drinkers would experience this.





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