Cholinesterase Inhibitors

Cholinesterase inhibitors were developed to improve the effectiveness of acetylcholine either by increasing the levels in the brain or by strengthening the way nerve cells respond to it. Increased concentrations of acetylcholine in the brain lead to increase communication between nerve cells and may temporarily improve or stabilize the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. These drugs appear to work best in the early and moderate stages of Alzheimer's Disease.