Basic Information On Exelon Patch
This drug belongs to the cholinesterase inhibitor class of drugs and is used for the treatment of people with mild or moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s takes place due to the degeneration of a few nerve cells which are chiefly responsible for manufacturing a chemical known as acetylcholine in the human brain. By preventing a breakdown of acetylcholine, Exelon Patch helps improve the functions of the affected nerve cells. It takes about three months for the drug to start producing the desired results though this process may differ from person to person.
Precautions/Side Effects For Exelon Patch
Taking Exelon Patch or Rivastigmine can lead to allergic reactions like swelling of lips, throat and face, hives. The patient may also have difficulty in breathing. In such situations contact your doctor immediately. Exelon Patch drug can cause serious side effects like stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, chest pain, loss of appetite, confusion, drowsiness, itching or irritation at the site of patch application and joint pains. Get immediate medical attention for treating these side effects. Taking brand or generic Exelon Patch can also cause a few lesser known side effects like indigestion, heartburn, increased sweating, diarrhea, dizziness and sleeping disorders.
Before you begin using Exelon Patch or Rivastigmine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medication. Make sure to inform your doctor if you suffer from any obstructive pulmonary disease, seizures and prostate enlargement. If you are breast feeding, do not take Exelon Patch drug unless you have spoken to your doctor first. Before taking brand or generic Exelon Patch, inform your doctor if you suffer from any liver or heart ailments.
Exelon Patch Dosage
This drug needs to be taken as prescribed by your doctor. If, by any chance you have forgotten to apply a new patch, simply remove the earlier one and apply a new patch as quickly as possible. Never apply two patches at the same time in order to compensate for the missed dosage. The normal starting dosage is 4.6 mg released every 24 hours. This may be increased by your doctor to 9.5 mg released every 24 hours. Exelon Patch must be worn 24 hours of the day after which you need to replace the old patch with a new one. Do not use this patch if it is in a damaged condition or altered in any way.
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