Donepezil is a medication which helps in improving the function of the nerve cells in the brain. It works by stopping the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is crucial for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning. The level of this chemical is usually lower than normal in people with dementia.
Memantine and donepezil is an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-receptor antagonist and cholinesterase inhibitor combination drug. This is a medication used for Alzheimer’s disease as this combinations helps in improving the function of the nerve cells in the brain. It is a drug used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer related dementia.