The effects of donepezil on the P300 auditory and visual cognitive evoked potentials of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor used for the treatment of patients with mild to moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of treatment with donepezil 5 mg qd on cognitive evoked potentials (EPs) of patients with AD. Although treatment with donepezil did not normalize EP latencies, treatment was associated with a significant decrease in the auditory P300 latency (mean latency pretreatment=401. 5 msec; posttreatment=392.7 msec.; P=0.04), and the visual P300 latency (mean latency pretreatment=605.7 msec; posttreatment=580.3 msec; P=0.04). Treatment with donepezil had no discernible effect on auditory or visual P300 EP amplitudes.

Source: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 1999 Fall;7(4):349-52

PMID: 10521169, UI: 99451213

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