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How and Where to Buy Exelon Patch Online?
You can buy Exelon Patch and other Alzheimer's Disease medications
such as Aricept
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Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Exelon Patch?
Exelon Patch comes from Canada and Turkey manufactured by Novartis. The active ingredient in Exelon Patch is Rivastigmine. The generic equivalent of Exelon Patch is Rivastigmine and it is available from United Kingdom also called Voleze by Focus and Canada called Mylan-Rivastigmine by Mylan.
What Dosages and Forms is Exelon Patch available in?
Brand Exelon Patch comes in the dosage form of 5, 10 and 15 cm2. Each 5 cm2 transdermal patch contains 9 mg rivastigmine. The release rate is 4.6mg/24hour. Each 10 cm2 transdermal patch contains 18 mg rivastigmine. The release rate is 9.5mg/24hour. Each 15 cm2 transdermal patch contains 27 mg rivastigmine. The release rate is 13.3 mg/24hour. The generic equivalent of Exelon Patch (rivastigmine) is also available in the 4.6mg/24hour and 9.5mg/24hour dosage forms.
What is Exelon Patch used for?
Exelon Patch (generic name Rivastigmine) is a cholinesterase inhibitor and is used for the treatment of patients with mild to moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease have decreased levels of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter found in brain and is essential for memory and other mental functions. Exelon patch works by inhibiting an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase which breaks down acetylcholine. Thus, this helps in increasing the amount of acetylcholine in brain. You should follow the instructions of the doctor who prescribed Exelon Patch to you. Directions and dosage information can also be found on the pack or leaflet inside the pack. Only one patch should be worn at a time and the patch should be replaced with a new one every 24 hours. Do not cut the patch into pieces. Exelon patch will not work properly or may not be safe if it is damaged in any way. Your doctor will advise you which Exelon patch is more suitable for you. Treatment usually starts with Exelon patch 5 applied once a day. The usual dose is Exelon patch 10 or Exelon patch 15 applied once a day, depending on individual condition.
What Are The Possible Side Effects of Exelon Patch?
Some of the common side effects of Exelon Patch may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, anxiety, difficulty in sleeping, dizziness, trembling, accidental falls, headache, diarrhea, stomach discomfort after meals, dehydration, inability to adequately retain urine, redness, itching, irritation, swelling at the patch application site, skin reactions at the application site, tiredness, weakness, worsening of extrapyramidal symptoms such as stiff limbs, trembling hands. An overdose with serious and life-threatening side effects can happen if you wear more than one patch at a time. Some serious side effects of the patch include severe nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, high blood pressure, trouble breathing, slow heartbeat, seizures, fainting, increased muscle weakness, urinary tract infection, anemia, depression and hallucinations. These are not all the possible side effects of Exelon Patch. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your healthcare professional immediately.
Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for Exelon Patch?
As this medication may cause sleepiness or dizziness, do not drive or operate machinery under these conditions. Your doctor will tell you whether your illness allows you to drive vehicles and use machines safely. If you feel dizzy or drowsy, do not drive, use machines or perform any other tasks that require your attention.
Do not take Exelon Patch if you:
• Are allergic to rivastigmine or any ingredients in the medication or ever had an allergic reaction to similar type of medication such as carbamate derivative
• Have severe liver disease
• Had previous allergic reaction to ingredients of the patch
Before using the patch, inform your doctor if you:
• Have or had an irregular heartbeat
• Have stomach ulcer
• Have difficulties in passing urine
• Suffer from seizures
• Have or ever had asthma or severe respiratory disease
• Suffer from trembling or are being treated with antipsychotic medications which cause trembling
• Have low body weight (less than 50 kg)
• Have or had liver problems
• Have inflammation of pancreas
• Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
• Have fainting episodes
• Experience intestinal reactions such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Medications that can interact with Exelon Patch include:
• Anticholinergic medications used to prevent stomach cramps, spasms or travel sickness
• Metoclopramide (a medicine used to alleviate or prevent nausea and vomiting)
• Beta-blockers such as atenolol
Exelon Patch Storage and Safety Information
Exelon Patch should be stored at room temperature of 15°C to 25°C, in the individual sealed pouch, until just prior to use. It should be kept out of the reach and sight of children and pets.
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