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What is an Exelon Patch (rivastigmine)?

The Exelon Patch (rivastigmine) is a prescription patch that is used to help treat mild to moderate forms of dementia in people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. It is a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor that works specifically by increasing the amount of acetylcholine in the brain.

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How does Exelon treat Parkinson's disease?
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Exelon can treat people with dementia associated with Parkinson's disease. This can cause dementia b...
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Who should avoid taking Exelon?
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People with a urinary tract blockage who have difficulty urinating, may want to avoid taking Exelon ...
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Who should take Exelon?
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Exelon is intended for people suffering from dementia-induced memory loss and a diagnosis of mild to...
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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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