Top
10
Doctor insights on: Rivastigmine Transdermal System Dosage

Share
2

2
Who should not take Exelon (rivastigmine)?

Exelon (rivastigmine): "EXELON is contraindicated in patients with: known hypersensitivity to rivastigmine, other carbamate derivatives or other components of the formulation. a previous history of application site reaction with rivastigmine transdermal patch suggestive of allergic contact dermatitis, in the absence of negative allergy testing." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=f1e28b44-389 ...Read more

5

5
Can exelon (rivastigmine) patch be applied anywhere on body?

Can exelon (rivastigmine) patch be applied anywhere on body?

yes: The patch can be applied anywhere on the skin, but the site should be rotated so that the adhesive does not irritate the skin as much. ...Read more

8

8
What side effects are associated with Exelon (rivastigmine)?

Exelon (rivastigmine): Some are Diarrhea, Nausea, Indigestion, Gases, Confusion, Dizziness, Hallucinations, Feeling sick. Less common are Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Sweating, Head pain, High blood pressure, UTI, Weight loss. Rare ones are Aggression, Anemia, Cataracts, Bloody urine, Heart failure, Kidney failure, Nosebleeds, Rash, Seizures, Stroke. ...Read more

9

9
How effective is rivastigmine (Exelon) for treating Alzheimer's disease?

How effective is rivastigmine (Exelon) for treating Alzheimer's disease?

Same as others . . .: Rivastigmine is probably as effective as galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) & donepezil in treating Alzheimer's disease, which is to say, not very. While their FDA approvals required demonstrating better test scores, studies were contradictory as to clinical benefit. Best we can hope w/acetylcholinesterase inhibitor class is to slow down disease progression but there is no cure yet. Perhaps better if used w/memantine. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer