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Exelon

Rivastigmine
Rivastigmine transdermal (skin patch) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. Rivastigmine improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical that is important for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning. People with dementia usually have lower levels of this chemical. Rivastigmine transdermal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
Rivastigmine
DRUG TYPE
Mental/Neuro Disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had severe redness, itching, or skin irritation where a rivastigmine transdermal skin patch was worn.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Exelon Patch Transdermal 24 Hours 9.5Mg/24Hr13.3Mg/24H4.6Mg/24Hr
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
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Capsule 1.5 Mg
Rivastigmine Tartrate Capsule 4.5 Mg6 Mg3 Mg1.5 Mg

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