Idebenone: A guide to its use in Alzheimers disease, other age-related cognitive disorders and Friedreichs ataxia

I. Deary, J. Corley, A. Gow, J. Adkins, S. Noble, J. Gillis, P. Benfield, D. McTavish, A. Tsou, L. Friedman, R. Wilson, J. Boni, A. Maugeri, G. Zingali, B. Bergamasco, L. Scarzella, P. La Commare, U. Senin, L. Parnetti, G. Barbagallo-SangiorgiG. Weyer, R. Babej-Dlle, D. Hadler, G. Weyer, H. Erzigkeit, D. Hadler, K. Voronkova, M. Meleshkov, H. Guztmann, K. Khl, D. Hadler, B. Bergamasco, C. Villardita, R. Coppi, V. Marigliano, G. Abate, G. Barbagallo-Sangiorgi, M. Lingetti, F. Porfido, M. Ciarimboli, G. Nappi, G. Bono, P. Merlo, I. Kadota, M. Matsuoka, S. Shirakawa, S. Takauchi, K. Miyoshi, N. Di Prospero, A. Baker, N. Jeffries, C. Mariotti, A. Solari, D. Torta, R. Artuch, A. Aracil, A. Mas, G. Buyse, L. Mertens, G. Di Salvo, A. Hausse, Y. Aggoun, D. Bonnet, M. Pineda, J. Arpa, R. Montero, P. Riba, F. Pousset, M. Tanguy, C. Rinaldi, T. Tucci, S. Maione, D. Sival, C. De Marchie Sarvass, O. Brouwer, M. Trujillo-Martn, P. Serrano-Aguilar, F. Monton-Alvarez

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Oral idebenone is a valuable, well tolerated and safe option for improving cognitive function and other clinical symptoms in patients with Alzheimer's disease and other age-related cognitive disorders. It has also shown some promising results in delaying the progression of neurological symptoms and cardiac hypertrophy in patients with Friedreich's ataxia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalDrugs and Therapy Perspectives
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010



  • Alzheimers-disease
  • Cognition-disorders
  • Dementia
  • Friedreichs-ataxia
  • Idebenone
  • Therapeutic use
  • Treatment
  • Vascular-dementia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Deary, I., Corley, J., Gow, A., Adkins, J., Noble, S., Gillis, J., Benfield, P., McTavish, D., Tsou, A., Friedman, L., Wilson, R., Boni, J., Maugeri, A., Zingali, G., Bergamasco, B., Scarzella, L., La Commare, P., Senin, U., Parnetti, L., ... Monton-Alvarez, F. (2010). Idebenone: A guide to its use in Alzheimers disease, other age-related cognitive disorders and Friedreichs ataxia. Drugs and Therapy Perspectives, 26(2), 1-5.