- What brand names are available for rivastigmine?
- Is rivastigmine available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for rivastigmine?
- What are the uses for rivastigmine?
- What are the side effects of rivastigmine?
- What is the dosage for rivastigmine?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with rivastigmine?
- Is rivastigmine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about rivastigmine?
What brand names are available for rivastigmine?
Exelon, Exelon Patch
Is rivastigmine available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for rivastigmine?
What are the uses for rivastigmine?
- Exelon and Exelon Patch is used for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type or mild to moderate dementia associated with Parkinson's disease.
What are the side effects of rivastigmine?
- The most common side effects Exelon and Exelon Patch are:
- Stomach pain
- Weight loss
- About one-half of patients who take Exelon and Exelon Patch develop symptoms of nausea, and about one-third vomit at least once, most commonly during the first few weeks of treatment as the dose is slowly increased.
- Between one in five and one in four patients lose weight during rivastigmine therapy (about 7 to 10 pounds, on average).
- One in six patients experiences a loss of appetite.
- About one in fifty patients develops dizziness. Overall, 15% of patients (between one in seven and one in six) discontinue therapy due to side effects.
- Serious side effects include:
Quick GuideDementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and Aging Brains
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