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Who should avoid taking Exelon?

People with a urinary tract blockage who have difficulty urinating, may want to avoid taking Exelon because it may worsen those symptoms. People suffering from a heart or respiratory condition should avoid Exelon. Those with low body weight (below 110 pounds) should make sure that the prescribing doctor knows, because of increased risk for side effects.

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