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Description

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.

Directions

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.

Cautions

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.

Side Effects

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.

FAQs

 

What is Exelon?

Exelon is a prescription medication in the form of a tablet for oral administration. It is made up of rivastigmine, a cholinesterase inhibitor drug. Rivastigmine can also be bought as a generic alternative to Exelon at a reduced cost. Tablets are available in 4 strengths; 1.5mg, 3mg, 4.5mg, and 6mg; the generic may have limited strengths available compared to the brand choice.

 

What does Exelon do?

Exelon is commonly prescribed to help treat symptoms of mild to moderate dementia, but can sometimes be prescribed for moderate to severe symptoms. Conditions characterized by dementia are associated with these symptoms; a decline in memory ability (especially for recent events), increasing confusion or poor judgment, and the need for assistance with daily tasks such as getting dressed or bathing. These conditions include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Diffuse Lewy body (DLB) disease.