Exelon Patch (Rivastigmine) from Maple Leaf Medications.
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Exelon Patch Uses
Exelon Patch, also known as rivastigmine, is a transdermal patch used to treat mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer’s dementia. It is also indicated for mild to moderate dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease. Exelon is not a cure for dementia but could improve awareness, memory, and ability to perform everyday tasks.
This is available in Exelon Patch 13.3 mg/24 hours, 9.5 mg/24 hours, and 4.6 mg/24 hours.
Mechanism of Action
This cholinesterase inhibitor is thought to work by enhancing cholinergic function. It increases the concentration of acetylcholine through the reversible hampering of its hydrolysis by cholinesterase. Exelon is specific for brain acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase, but not those located in peripheral tissues.
How to use Exelon Patch
To initiate, read the medication guide and information leaflet that comes with this product. Do not use this type of medication without fully understanding the drug information, especially the instructions written in the guide. If you need more medical advice regarding your condition or have inquiries on how to use this patch properly, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This patch is applied to the skin once daily. Remember to use this drug exactly as directed. Make a dosing schedule to make sure that you can apply a new patch on time. Do not alter your Exelon Patch dose as it is based on your body weight, medical condition, and response to treatment. Keep using this transdermal drug for as long as prescribed.
Step by step guide in using Exelon Patch:
- Open the pouch only if you are about to use the patch. Once opened, remove the protective liner. Do not cut or divide the transdermal patch.
- On a clean, dry, and hairless area on your back, upper arm, or chest, apply this patch. If you have an old patch attached, remove it before applying the new one. Wearing two patches at the same time is not permitted.
- When changing and removing your patch, fold it in half with the sticky side together. Throw it accordingly. When applying a new patch, you must choose a different area to prevent skin irritation.
- Wash your hands immediately after handling the patch.
Exelon Patch Side Effects
Common side effects:
-loss of appetite
-skin irritation on the application site
Mostly, the side effects brought about by Exelon are mild and will disappear even without intervention. If the adverse reactions persist or worsen, you may have to consult your doctor or any healthcare professional. In addition, you should report severe side effects, including:
-slow or irregular heartbeat
-severe abdominal pain
-black, tarry stool
-vomit that looks like coffee grounds
This is not a full or complete list of the side effects of Exelon.
Precautions when using Exelon Patch
Before you begin using this patch, you must fully disclose your medical history to your physician, especially lung problems, gastrointestinal diseases, heart problems, genitourinary problems, liver disease, fainting, or seizure. This is because some diseases or disorders may affect how your body will respond to the drug. Further, you should talk about all the prescription drugs and nonprescription drugs you are taking because of the possible drug interactions with this prescription medication.
Continually lookout for an allergic reaction while using this medication. Do not use this transdermal patch if you have a known allergy to rivastigmine or any inactive ingredients or materials that the patch may have. Signs of hypersensitivity are severe dizziness, skin reactions, swelling of the face and neck, itchiness or hives, and trouble breathing. If this occurs, alert your local medical emergency line immediately.
Avoid exposing your patch to prolonged heat or direct sunlight. Doing so may cause the patch to release more drugs than intended. Thus, increasing the risk of side effects. You should not also undergo an MRI with this patch to avoid serious burns.
Dizziness and sleepiness are two of the drug’s side effects. This could be worsened by the use of alcohol. Avoid or limit your consumption of alcoholic drinks while using this medication. You should also practice extreme caution when doing activities that require alertness and clear vision, such as driving and operating machinery.
There are still no definitive clinical trials to tell whether this drug could cause harm to unborn babies and breastfed infants. Thus, pregnant and breastfeeding moms must use this medication only if clearly necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Exelon Patch an antipsychotic?
This medication is classified as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor.
Can I take a bath with the Exelon Patch on?
Yes, this patch will stay in place even when you are bathing or swimming.
What will I do if the Exelon Patch falls off?
If the patch falls off, you should apply a new patch and change it as scheduled.
Does Exelon Patch cause diarrhea?
Yes, this patch may cause diarrhea.
How much does Exelon Patch cost?
You may check the prices of this patch from this page.
Exelon 5, Exelon Patch, Exelon Patch 15, Rivastigmine Patch
4.6mg/24hr, 9.5mg/24hr, 13.3mg/24hr
Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Exelon Patch (Rivastigmine). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Exelon Patch (Rivastigmine).