What is Exelon?
Exelon is an anti-dementia medicine. The active substance Rivastigmine is a so-called cholinesterase inhibitor: a drug that increases the number of messenger substances in the brains, which increases the communication between the nerve cells in the brain. Exelon helps to reduce the symptoms of dementia. You can order Exelon online through the pharmacies that work together with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medicine used for?
Doctors prescribe Exelon in mild to moderate forms of dementia caused for example by Alzheimer’s disease. This condition is associated with severe forgetfulness, loss of sense of time, orientation and abstract thinking. Exelon has a positive effect on memory, allowing the patient to function better.
How do you use Exelon?
Exelon is available online through the pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com in tablets and in patches. Swallow the tablets without chewing with some water. Take Exelon during or immediately after a meal.
If you use Exelon patches, apply it on a clean, dry skin on the upper arm, chest or back. Apply a new patch daily at a fixed time and do this on a different spot every time to avoid skin irritation. The patch remains in place while showering, swimming or bathing.
Exelon tablets and patches are available in various strengths. A doctor determines the strength you should use. Unless a doctor advises otherwise, the usual dosage of Exelon is as follows:
- Exelon Capsules: once to twice a day one or two capsules in the prescribed strength during the meal.
- Exelon Patches: once a day, apply one new patch in the prescribed strength and remove the old patch.
Read the instructions before use.
During the treatment with Exelon, you can sometimes suffer from side effects such as:
- lack of appetite;
- gastro-intestinal problems;
- irritation of the skin on the spot where the patch has been applied.
Contact a physician if you suffer a lot from these or other side effects. In the leaflet you will find a list of all possible side effects.
When should you not use this medicine?
Exelon is not suitable for everyone. Do not use this medication if you:
- are hypersensitive to Rivastigmine or any of the excipients used;
- suffer or have suffered from epilepsy, irregular heartbeat, stomach ulcer, asthma, kidney or liver problems.
- are underweight.
Consult a doctor whether you can take Exelon if you suffer from other health problems or if you need surgery. Exelon interacts with a number of other medications. Be sure to inform the doctor about any other medication you are using. You will find more information about the contraindications, interactions and other warnings in the leaflet.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Do not use Exelon, or only upon advice of your doctor, if you are pregnant. This medication is not appropriate for women who breastfeed.
Exelon can cause dizziness and drowsiness. Do not participate in traffic if you suffer from such side effects.
Alcohol has no influence on the effectiveness of this medicine.