Exelon Patch Rivastigmine and/or alternatives

Product / Manufacturer
Quantity / Price (USD)

Exelon 4.6mg/24Hr

Marketed as Exelon Patch 5 in Turkey Manufacturer: LTS Lohmann Therapie Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey

Exelon 9.5mg/24Hr

Marketed as Exelon Patch 10 in Turkey Manufacturer: LTS Lohmann Therapie Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey

Exelon 13.3mg/24Hr

Manufacturer: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom

Rivastigmine 4.6mg/24Hr

Generic Alternative to Exelon Patch 4.6mg/24Hr
Manufacturer: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom

Rivastigmine 9.5mg/24Hr

Generic Alternative to Exelon Patch 9.5mg/24Hr
Manufacturer: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
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Description of Exelon Patch

The generic name for Exelon Patch is Rivastigmine Transdermal System and is meant for transdermal administration only. The Exelon patch consists of four-layers of laminate including the backing layer, the drug matrix layer, the adhesive matrix layer and finally the overlapping release liner layer at the bottom. The overlapping release liner layer is normally removed before applying the patch. Some of the ingredients of the Exelon Patch include poly butylmethacrylate, acrylic copolymer, poly methylmethacrylate, silicone oil, silicone adhesive, and vitamin E. You can buy Exelon Patch from a pharmacy with a prescription and it is available in 9.5mg/24 hours and 4.5mg/24 hours.

Indications & Dosage of Exelon Patch

Exelon Patch is used for treatment of mild and moderate forms of dementia in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease. Some of the symptoms that are treated using an Exelon Patch include sudden changes in personality, impairment of memory, confusion regarding judgment, and abstract thinking among others.

Depending on the condition of the patient, doctors can prescribe Exelon Patch 9mg or 18mg. The initial dosage is Exelon Patch 4.6mg/24 hours for a minimum of 4 weeks. After 4 weeks if the patient shows tolerance then Exelon Patch 9.5mg/24 hours is prescribed. The maintenance dose is prescribed only after 4 weeks of initial dosage treatment and is 9.5 mg/24 hours. Exelon Patch should be applied only once a day on hairless and healthy skin. The recommended site of application is lower back or upper back. The patch should be replaced once every 24 hours.

Side Effects & Interactions of Exelon Patch

Application of Exelon Patch on the skin can lead to mild or moderate side effects with clearly visible symptoms. Some of the most common side effects include:

  • Diarrhea, vomiting or nausea
  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Increased sweating
  • Stomach upset
  • Tiredness and Weakness
  • Sleeping trouble or problems
  • Weight Loss

There are some common adverse effects of application of Exelon Patch and if you see the following symptoms then discontinue the treatment and inform your doctor.

  • Severe allergic reactions like hives
  • Swelling of the mouth and face
  • Swelling of lips
  • Decrease in coordination
  • Anorexia or decreased appetite
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vertigo
  • Angina pectoris
  • Peripheral edema
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Hematochezia
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Salivary hyper-secretion
  • Supraventricular extrasystoles

Exelon Patch is known to interact with other drugs including Forfivo XL, Fleet Phospho Soda, bupropion, metrizamide, tramadol, bisacodyl, Omnipaque Flexipak, ConZip, and Ryzolt among others.

Warnings & Precautions of Exelon Patch

Exelon Patch is not recommended for pregnant women and you should contact your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy. As for breastfeeding, it is not known if Rivastigmine secretes through human milk. One of the important precautions to take is that you should never buy Exelon Patch with a damaged patch or broken seal. It should not be applied to area of skin, which is red or has cuts and bruises.

You need to discuss your medical history with the doctor prior to beginning Exelon Patch medication. You need to inform your doctor if you have the following :

  • Allergies from ingredients of Exelon Patch
  • Allergies from other medicines, drugs, or food products
  • Tremors
  • Scheduled for surgery
  • Exelon Patch should not be administered to patients who are already taking herbal medicines or are on dietary supplements.



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