Homotaurine is used for Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, and a decline in memory and thinking skills in older people that is more than what is normal for their age, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Alzheimer disease. Research shows that homotaurine does not improve symptoms of Alzheimer disease in most people. However, it might work in people with certain changes in a gene called ApoE. More research is needed to confirm whether or not it is helpful.
- Decline in memory and thinking skills in older people that is more than what is normal for their age. Taking homotaurine seems to help with very recent memory recall by a small amount in older people with a decline in memory and thinking skills.
- Parkinson disease. Taking homotaurine doesn't seem to help with most symptoms of Parkinson disease.
- A group of eye disorders that can lead to vision loss (glaucoma) .
- Hair loss.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if homotaurine is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if homotaurine is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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