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||BRAND NAME : Exelon|
CHEMICAL CONTENTS : Rivastigmine
Exelon is used in the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease causes physical changes in the brain that disrupt the flow of information and interfere with memory, thinking, and behavior. By boosting levels of the chemical messenger acetylcholine, Exelon can temporarily improve brain function in some Alzheimer's sufferers, though it does not halt the progress of the underlying disease. Exelon may become less effective as the disease progresses.
Exelon should be taken with food in the morning and in the evening.
the usual starting dose is 1.5 mg Exelon 2 times a day for at least 2 weeks. At 2 week intervals, the doctor may then increase the dose to 3 mg, 4.5 mg, Exelon and finally 6.0 mg Exelon 2 times a day. Higher doses tend to be more effective. The maximum dosage is 12 mg Exelon daily.
Exelon Contraindications :
Exelon cannot be used if it causes an allergic reaction.
Exelon has not been tested in children.
Exelon Side Effects:
Side effects from Exelon cannot be anticipated. If any side effects develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue taking Exelon.
Symptoms of Exelon overdose may include : Collapse, convulsions, breathing difficulty, extreme muscle weakness (possibly ending in death if breathing muscles are affected), low blood pressure, salivation, severe nausea, slow heartbeat, sweating, vomiting
Exelon Missed dose:
Give the forgotten dose of Exelon as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Never double the dose.
Store Exelon at room temperature in a tightly closed container.
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