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What is tacrine (Cognex)?

Tacrine (Cognex) is no longer available in the U.S.

Tacrine is a medication prescribed for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Although the drug does not cure the disease, it does slow down brain deterioration. Cognex is the medication's brand name in the United States.

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