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What are the side effects of the Exelon Patch (rivastigmine)?

Some severe side effects of the Exelon Patch (rivastigmine) include allergic reactions such as swelling of your mouth, lips, face, and tongue, hives, rash, stools that are black or bloody, anxiety, confusion, mood swings, and depression. You may become uncoordinated, have chest pain, urinate less frequently, experience tremors, trouble walking, seizures, and an abnormal heartbeat. You may need to seek medical attention for the severe side effects. Some less severe side effects include nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue, frequent headaches, diarrhea, and dizziness.

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