Exelon is a prescription medication that is used to treat mild to moderate dementia that has been caused by Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s. Exelon contains rivastigmine and works by preventing the breakdown of natural chemicals that are responsible for memory, thinking and reasoning.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Exelon include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of rivastigmine:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Exelon?
If you miss a dose of Exelon, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose. Speak to your doctor if you miss three consecutive doses.
What is the generic alternative to Exelon?
Generic Exelon is known as rivastigmine. Both Exelon and rivastigmine are available in strengths of 1.5mg, 3mg, 4.5mg, and 6mg.