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Does the Exelon Patch (rivastigmine) interact with medications and food?

Medications that interact with the Exelon Patch (rivastigmine) include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, cholinergic agents, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, and anticholinergics. These medications can interact, and a dosage change may be necessary in order to prevent adverse reactions. Alcohol can also interact with the Exelon Patch and cause drowsiness.

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How soon after taking Exelon will my symptoms improve?
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Everyone responds to medication differently, and the same is true for Exelon. Your doctor will proba...
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What if I forget to replace an Exelon patch?
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The Exelon patch is designed to be replaced once a day. If you forget to apply a new patch at the us...
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What is Exelon?
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Exelon is the brand name for the active ingredient rivastigmine. It is a central nervous system (CNS...
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Should I take Exelon if I am pregnant or nursing?
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It is not expected that Exelon would cause harm to a developing fetus. Contact your doctor if you ar...
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