GENERIC NAME : RIVASTIGMIN
What is Exelon ?
Exelon (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.Exelon is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
How should you take this medicine ?
Exelon is usually taken twice per day. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Take Exelon with food. It’s oral solution (liquid) comes with patient instructions for correctly measuring the dose. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
You may swallow the liquid medicine directly from the syringe or mix the medicine with a small glass of water, fruit juice, or soda. Stir the mixture and drink all of it within 4 hours after mixing. To get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.
After using the syringe, wipe the outside of it with a clean tissue and put the syringe back into its protective case. Close the medicine bottle using the child resistant closure.
Use Exelon regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
Tell your doctor if you have any changes in weight. Rivastigmine doses are based on weight, and any changes may affect the dose.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Exelon. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
If you stop taking Exelon for any reason, do not restart the medicine without talking to your doctor first. You may need to restart treatment with a lower dose.
Store it at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze.