1. stormin58

    stormin58 Registered User

    Nov 25, 2006
    2
    Liverpool
    Hello,:)
    I am new to the forum, my mother has just been diagnosed with dementia. My father has asked me to look into the possibility of how we can get Ebixa. I am aware that it can be purchased via the internet, and with a private prescription.
    Can anyone advise the best source for purchasing it, or how you can get a private prescription in the UK, to obtain it via a chemist.

    Thanks,
    Jimi. ;)
     
  2. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Hiya stormin58,
    Welcome to TP. I have moved your post as I think it will get more responses here.
    Helen
     
  3. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Hi - cannot help you but just interested in the replies. My husband is on Aricept and in now way will we be able to get Ebixa on NHS - I am aware that we may need to purchase when Aricept is no longer effective - our GP seemed to be totally unaware of Ebixa (said he had never heard of it!!!!!!!!). Hope you get some good replies Beckyjan
     
  4. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Hi Stormin58
    Private prescription,private Doctor.
    Norman
     
  5. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    You might want to look here
    http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/InfoOnPrescrib0904~Pats&Prescrib

    If your GP is willing, it is perfectly possible for him/her to write a private prescription. However, he can't charge you to write that script (becasue that would essentially be converting a NHS patient to a private patient). If you were happy with the GP, though, I would think that would be the most obvious first step.
     
  6. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Thanks for that and for the link -I feel more able to discuss now with our GP
    Beckyjan
     
  7. stormin58

    stormin58 Registered User

    Nov 25, 2006
    2
    Liverpool
    Thanks for your help.

    Hi its Jimi, :)
    Thanks to you all, for your help, and the valuble replies. I will tell my dad, and get him to approach the doctor regarding the drug ,and issuing the prescription. Will let you know what happens in due course.


    Regards,
    Jimi. :cool:
     
  8. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    I hope you get it , I know not every one the same .But for my mother its work wonders lucky for my mum she got it before the new ruling came out from NICE So mum still gets it on the national health .
     
  9. 800cjb

    800cjb Registered User

    Nov 28, 2006
    1
    Hull, East Yorkshire
    what does ebixa actually do?
     
  10. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Good question - I need to know too. Beckyjan
     
  11. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    John had six months of Ebixa (on top of his Galantamine), but it had no effect at all. He's been off it now for six months, and I'm wondering whether to try it again, he has deteriorated so much recently.
     
  12. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #12 Margarita, Nov 28, 2006
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2006
    I got this from my mother package leaflet .

    Ebixa is used for treatment of patients with moderately severe to server Alzheimer’s disease.

    Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease is due to the disturbance of message signals in the brain.

    The brain contains so called NMDA –receptors that are involved in transmitting nerve signals important in learning and memory .Ebixa belongs to a group of medicines called NMDA .Exbixa acts on NMDA –receptor improving the transmission of nerve signals and the memory


    If you want to know what NMDA ( like I did ) this is a link that tell you about it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NMDA

    more link this link I feel is realy good in
    Explaining it in more detail
    http://www.alzheimers.org.au/upload/Ebixa.pdf

    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/I_have_dementia/Treatments/ebixa.htm
     
  13. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Margarita: very helpful (not read the link yet but will do so).
    Beckyjan
    (agree with you about the 'no guilt' on other thread - if we all do our best there is nothing to feel guilty about.
     

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