NPS RADAR December 2004

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Galantamine (Reminyl) prolonged-release capsules for dementia in Alzheimer's disease Reviews use of galantamine prolonged-release capsules for dementia in Alzheimer's disease, including comparison with immediate-release preparation and long-term therapeutic effect.
Orlistat (Xenical) over-the-counter for obesity Reviews re-scheduling of orlistat to Schedule 3 and use of orlistat for obesity in combination with lifestyle changes.
Quinine (Quinate, Quinbisul, Quinsul) for muscle cramp Reports on deletion of PBS listing and approved indications for muscle cramp for all oral quinine products.
Sertraline, fluoxetine for premenstrual dysphoric disorder Reviews use of sertraline (Zoloft) and fluoxetine (Lovan, Prozac) for premenstrual dysphoric disorder, including diagnosis criteria and combination with behavioural therapy.
NPS RADAR December 2004 NPS RADAR articles provide timely, independent, evidence-based assessment of new drugs, new PBS listings and research for health professionals.