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Grandma is taking exelon (rivastigmine) & paroxat 20mg, but she feels tired,sleepy and has body pain. any recommendations?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Meeting with doctor: Make sure these symptoms are being relayed to the doctor. Sometimes the family is informed but the doctor is not. Once on a medication like Exelon (rivastigmine) it is hard to come off it without a profound decline in cognition. Localization of pain is helpful. Diffuse muscle pain in somebody on cholesterol medication would obviate a blood test (CPK enzyme) to see if a change in statin drug should be made.

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Last updated May 23, 2016

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