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What is Exelon used for?
Excelon is a medication prescribed to treat mild to moderate confusion (dementia) caused by Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Dementia describes a group of symptoms, such as a decline in thinking ability and memory, caused by a brain disorder such as Alzheimer's disease. This medication does not cure either of these diseases, but it may improve memory, awareness, and the ability to perform daily functions.
You can buy Exelon (Rivastigmine) online at My Drug Center. We have the Exelon generic, called Rivastigmine, as well. The Rivastigmine generic may not be available in all strengths like the brand choice.
How does Exelon work?
Exelon comes as a tablet for oral administration, and it contains the active ingredient Rivastigmine, and is classified as a cholinesterase inhibitor. The Rivastigmine dosage in this medication works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical that is important for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning. It improves the function of nerve cells in the brain.
Before taking your Exelon or the Rivastigmine generic, read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Exelon orally once a day with a full glass of water. Swallow the tablets whole; do not break, crush, or chew them. Take Exelon with a meal. Make sure you take this medication at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Rivastigmine dosage in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
This medication can interact with several other medications, so it is important that you take it as is prescribed. You should always tell your doctor about any prescription, non-prescription, illegal, and recreational drugs; herbal remedies; and nutritional and dietary supplements you're taking. You should not suddenly stop taking this drug or change your dosage without consulting your doctor first. Stopping this medication suddenly can cause unwanted side effects.
Exelon or the Rivastigmine generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Exelon. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to problems with blood flow to the brain, diabetes, heart problems, problems with your nervous system problems, low white blood cell count, problems swallowing, and troubles breathing while asleep. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Rivastigmine.
Some common Exelon side effects include:
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite/weight loss, diarrhea, weakness, dizziness, drowsiness, shakiness (tremor), and abdominal pain
Other Exelon side effects include:
Anxiety, asthenia, depression, drowsiness, dyspepsia, fatigue, tremor, diaphoresis, flatulence, and malaise.
If any side effects of Rivastigmine become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Exelon?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best Exelon dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: It can take a few weeks before this drug has full effect. Continue to take this medication at the same time everyday to ensure a successful treatment.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule and do not take a double dose.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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