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Letters To the Editor

Development of Subtle Psychotic Symptoms With Memantine: A Case Report

Edward D. Huey, MD;  Irene H. Dustin, MSN, CRNP; Gerald P. Overman, ParhmD; Nadeem Mirza, MD; and Trey Sunderland, MD

Published: May 15, 2005

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Sir: Memantine is a medication that has been recentlyapproved in the United States for the treatment of moderateto-severe Alzheimer’s disease. It is a low-to-moderate affinity,noncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonist.1The use of other noncompetitive NMDA antagonists such asketamine and phencyclidine is known to produce psychoticsymptoms.2,3‘ ‹


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Volume: 66

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