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Table 2 Prescribing pattern of anti-dementia medications

From: Patterns of dementia treatment in older adults with Parkinson’s disease using nationwide medical claims data

  Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Number of drugs for the entire observational period Total Single Multiple
  2539 (100) 1799 (70.9) 740 (29.2)
The proportion of each drug among
 Donepezil 1951 (76.9) 1313 (73.0) 638 (86.3)
 Rivastigmine patch 423 (16.7) 138 (7.7) 285 (38.6)
 Rivastigmine capsule 330 (13.0) 108 (6.1) 222 (30.0)
 Galantamine 186 (7.4) 53 (3.0) 133 (18.0)
 Memantine 563 (22.2) 187 (10.4) 376 (50.9)
First prescribed drug
 Donepezil 1680 (66.2) 1313 (73.0) 367 (49.6)
 Rivastigmine patch 240 (9.5) 138 (7.7) 102 (13.8)
 Rivastigmine capsule 208 (8.2) 108 (6.1) 100 (13.6)
 Galantamine 131 (5.2) 53 (3.0) 78 (10.6)
 Memantine 306 (12.1) 187 (10.4) 119 (16.1)