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How does an Exelon patch work?

The Exelon patch contains medicine called rivastigmine, which is absorbed through the skin. Rivastigmine belongs to a family of medications called cholinesterase inhibitors. These drugs increase levels of certain chemicals in the brain. Rivastigmine is designed to treat the symptoms of dementia, which is the loss of mental functioning that can accompany aging. Rivastigmine can help improve memory, thinking and other mental functions in people with dementia.

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What if I forget to replace an Exelon patch?
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Who should not use the Exelon Patch (rivastigmine)?
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What is an Exelon Patch (rivastigmine)?
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Who should take Exelon?
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