Galantamine is a drug usually used to treat Alzheimer's disease and is sold under various brand names including Razadyne and Reminyl.
It is in a class of medications called cholinesterase inhibitors which work by increasing the amount of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter) in the brain.
This helps to improve mental function (such as memory, attention, social interaction, reasoning and language abilities, and ability to perform activities of daily living).
Some people believe that galantamine can also be used to treat some of the problems facing people with autism including social/communication skills and challenging behaviours such as anger and irritability.
Please see Galantamine and Autism Publications