Exelon Rivastigmine Tartrate and/or alternatives
Rivastigmine tartrate is the generic name of Exelon and it is available in the form of a fine crystalline powder which is soluble in ethanol, water, and acetonitrile. It comes in the form of capsules and oral solution. Exelon capsules contain 1.5mg, 3mg, 4.5mg and 6mg rivastigmine tartrate, while the oral solution contains 2 mg/mL of rivastigmine tartrate. The inactive ingredients in Exelon capsules include magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, silicon dioxide, and microcrystalline cellulose, while the inactive ingredients in the oral solution include sodium benzoate, citric acid, sodium citrate, purified water, and D&C yellow #10. You can buy Exelon only if it has been prescribed by your doctor.
Indications & Dosage of Exelon
Exelon is prescribed for improving the function of various nerve cells within the human brain. It is administered to patients who are suffering from mild to moderate dementia associated with Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.
The recommended dose of Exelon for the treatment of dementia related to Alzheimer's is 6-12 mg per day. This dose needs to be administered twice a day with the starting dose being Exelon 1.5 mg. The initial dosage should be followed by patients for at least 2 weeks and if required, doctors can then increase the dosage to Exelon 3mg. The maximum recommended dose is Exelon 12 mg/day. The recommended dose for the treatment of dementia related to Parkinson's is 3-12 mg a day. It needs to be administered twice a day, with the starting dose being Exelon 1.5 mg to 6 mg. If required, the doctor can increase the daily dosage to 3 mg after 4 weeks of continuing the initial dosage.
Side Effects & Interactions of Exelon
Exelon side effects can vary from mild to severe. If any of the symptoms persist, inform your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical help.
Some mild or minor side effects associated with Exelon include :
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Increased sweating
- Unnatural weight loss
- Upset stomach and abdominal pain
- Insomnia or trouble sleeping
- Tiredness and weakness
You need to inform your doctor if you experience serious and rare side effects such as :
- Allergic reactions like rashes, swelling of the face, and hives
- Anxiety, confusion, and decreased co-ordination
- Black, bloody, or tarry stools
- Difficulty breathing and pain in the chest
- Increase or decrease in urination
- Painful urination
- Twitching of the tongue or face
- Uncontrolled muscle movements
- Tremor and convulsion
- Sudden mood changes including depression
Exelon interacts with a variety of drugs including bupropion, sodium phosphate, bisacodyl, tramadol, Forfivo XL, iopamidol, and iohexol among others.
Warnings & Precautions of Exelon
There are number of precautions that you need to note before you buy Exelon, especially if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Although there is no data available for humans, clinical trials on animals have revealed that the administration of Exelon can lead to lower fetal weight. It is also not known if Exelon is secreted into breast milk, but most doctors advise that this medication be avoided during breastfeeding.
You need to discuss your medical history with the doctor prior to beginning Exelon treatment. You need to inform your doctor if you have the following :
- Liver disease
- Stomach Ulcer
- Sick Sinus Syndrome
- Enlarged prostrate
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