Exelon (Rivastigmine)

Strength(s): 1.5 mg ; 3 mg ; 4.5 mg ; 6 mg

Active Ingredient: Rivastigmine

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Description

Exelon is a medication used in the treatment of confusion (dementia) related to Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Even though it does not cure any of these diseases, it may lead to improved awareness, memory and the ability to carry out daily functions. It works by restoring the balance of natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters).

How to use Exelon

Before taking this medication, make sure you read the Patient Information Booklet that comes with the medication. If any questions arise, consult your doctor or pharmacist. This medication should only be taken as prescribed by the doctor. Do not increase or decrease the dose without being instructed to do so by your doctor. Do not take more medication than prescribed or for a longer period than prescribed.

Exelon is taken orally by mouth with food and as directed by the doctor. This medication is normally taken twice a day, usually in the morning and evening. Dosage is dependent on response to treatment and the condition being treated. To reduce the risk of side effects, the doctor will initially prescribe a low dose and gradually increase it over 2-4 weeks. For adults, the maximum recommended dose is 6 mg.

To get the most benefit out of this medication, use it regularly. For easy remembrance, take this drug at the same times every day. Do not stop taking this medication unless your doctor instructs you to do so. Doing so could lead to worsening of your condition. If you fail to take Exelon for 3 or more consecutive days, consult your doctor before starting again. The medication might need to be restarted on a lower dose.

Precautions

Before taking this medication, inform your doctor if you are allergic to it. Also, discuss with your doctor any other allergies you may have. This product may contain inactive ingredients that may lead to an allergic reaction. For more details, consult your pharmacist.

Before taking this medication, discuss with your doctor your medical history, especially of stomach/intestinal problems (ulcers, breathing), breathing/lung problems (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease-COPD, asthma), heart disease, problems urinating, fainting, seizures.

This medication may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery or carry out any activity that requires alertness until you are confident that you can safely perform these activities. Also, when taking this medication, limit alcoholic beverages.

During pregnancy, this medication should only be used when clearly needed. Before taking this medication while pregnant, discuss the risks with your doctor. It is still not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Before taking this medication while breastfeeding, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Side effects

Side effects of this medication include weight loss/loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, weakness, dizziness, shakiness and drowsiness. These mainly occur at the start of the medication and are an indication of the body’s adjustment to the medication. If these effects persist or worsen, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Serious side effects of this medication include fainting, slow/irregular heartbeat, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, black stool, trouble urinating, seizures, severe stomach/abdominal pains. If you experience any of these, seek medical assistance immediately.

Availability

You can now visit any pharmacy to buy your medication or for even more convenience and cheap prices, order Exelon online. Visit an online pharmacy today to get your prescription refilled, to buy Exelon with a prescription or get an online prescription. To enjoy cheap and discounted prices, buy your medication in bulk.