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Exelon is a drug administered for treating mild to moderate dementia associated with Alzheimerís or Parkinsonís disease. The dementia occurring in Parkinsonís disease leads to effect on memory reclamation and concentration in patients. Also known as rivastigmine tartrate, this drug suppresses the breakdown of a chemical or neurotransmitter named acetylcholine, which is released from the nerve fibres. Acetylcholine chemical, which is crucial for the process of memory, thinking and reasoning, is found in very low levels in dementia patients.

The generic name of Exelon is Rivastigmine and it is manufactured by a company named Novartis. This drug is known to improve the nerve cells functioning in the brain. Exelon might cause serious gastrointestinal adverse reactions like vomiting, anorexia weight loss and nausea. Therefore, it is recommended that the usual dosage is taken with about1.5 mg of BID and titrated to their maintenance dose.

Dosage
Exelon should be taken as per the prescription of the doctor or health care expert. The recommended dosage is usually taken two times a day, preferably in the morning and evening. This drug should be consumed with food and its usage should be stopped if you are about to undergo a surgery.

It is recommended that Exelon is taken with a full glass of water, and only syringe provided with the medicine should be used to measure a dose of oral liquid. You can either swallow the Exelon oral solution directly from the syringe, or mix it up with a glass of water, fruit juice or soda. Besides, no other liquids should b used to mix with the medicine. Exelon should be administered regularly for complete effect, and you should refill the prescription before finishing with the medicine completely, so that you do not miss any dose. In case you have to stop taking Exelon, then resume with the medicine only after consulting with the doctor, as you dosage might need to be adjusted.

In case you happen to miss a dose, then take it as soon as you recall. However, do not take the missed dose if it is going to be the time of next dose. Simply skip it and take the next dose as per schedule. Do not consume more than your recommended dosage to compensate for the missed dose.

Exelon overdose may lead to nausea, vomiting, sweating, drooling, blurred vision, slow heartbeat, shallow breathing, feeling light-headed, muscle weakness, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).

Side Effects
Exelon is associated with certain allergic reactions like hives, difficulty breathing and swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Besides, one might experience serious side effects like stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, feeling light-headed, fainting, confusion, agitation, extreme fear, chest pain, coughing up blood, pain or burning sensation during urination and black, bloody, or tarry stools. Some other side effects that are not so severe are upset stomach, diarrhoea, weight loss, weakness, dizziness, joint pain, cough and cold, increased sweating, sleep problems or insomnia and headache. If any of these or other side effects are experienced, then stop using Exelon and consult the doctor, immediately.

Drug Interactions
Exelon might have adverse effect or no effect, if indicated with certain drugs. It is important to consult your doctor, if you are taking any medicine, including atropine (Donnatal, and others), belladonna, clidinium (Quarzan), dicyclomine (Bentyl), glycopyrrolate (Robinul), mepenzolate (Cantil), methantheline (Provocholine), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz and others), methscopolamine (Pamine), propantheline (Pro-Banthine) and oscopolamine (Transderm-Scop).

Contraindications
One should consult a doctor before administering Exelon, if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, nursing mother, heart rhythm disorder such as "sick sinus syndrome", enlarged prostate or urination problems, epilepsy or other seizure disorder and asthma or obstructive pulmonary disease.

Exelon notes:
The drug exelon is better known by the generic name rivastigmine or rivastigmine tartrate and is usually prescribed to enhance the function of nerve cells of the brain. Exelon (rivastigmine) helps in controlling the breakdown of a neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine released from the nerve fibers. Patients suffering from low memory or dementia usually contain decreased levels of acetylcholine which is the principal cause of loss of memory and thinking. These chemicals are highly essential in the body as it helps in regulating the memory along with the thinking and reasoning ability of the brain. Exelon mg is prescribed in patients with moderate dementia and also to those suffering from Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. Regular use of this drug is important to get maximum benefit. However, following the patient instructions and directions of usage is highly important for safety.

Exelon is available in the form of yellow solution, yellow capsule, orange capsule, red capsule and a combination of both orange and red capsule that may vary according to the dosage directed by the healthcare provider. It also comes as Exelon Patch to choose from. People suffering from health disorders like heart rhythm disorder (sick sinus syndrome), enlarged prostate disorder, asthma, urination problems, obstructive pulmonary disease, or a seizure disorder like epilepsy are strictly advised to consult their doctor before taking this drug. You should also stop using the medicine if you experience health problems like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite etc.

Some serious side effects of exelon usage is reported that includes: stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood, fainting, chest pain, impairing thinking, metal anxiety and fear, pain or burning while urinating, etc. Other possible side effects of exelon are: diarrhea, insomnia, weakness, swelling of hands or feet, sweating, joint pain, cough, runny nose, etc.


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Division of Pharmacology, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow - 226 001, India.

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Indian J Pharm Sci. 2009 Sep;71(5):585-9.
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Development and validation of a spectrofluorimetric method for the estimation of rivastigmine in formulations


J Clin Pharm Ther. 2009 Dec;34(6):657-63.
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Study to analyze the effect of rivastigmine after spontaneous haemorrhage


Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2008 Nov;5(11):27-36.
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Tolerance of Alzheimer disease treatment


Acta Pharm. 2008 Sep;58(3):287-97.
Arumugam K et all.

Analysis of rivastigmine when given through intranasal route in to the brain


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Behav Neurol. 2007;18(4):225-33.
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Curr Med Res Opin. 2010 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print]
Borah B et all.

Predictors of adherence among Alzheimer's disease patients receiving oral therapy.


Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2010;110(5):33-38.
Kolykhalov IV et all.

Cholinergic therapy of Alzheimer's disease and its effect on health and quality of life of caregivers to the patients.


Indian J Pharmacol. 2009 Aug;41(4):192-6.
Agrawal R et all.

Cholinergic influence on memory stages: A study on scopolamine amnesic mice


Indian J Pharm Sci. 2009 Sep;71(5):585-9.
Kapil R et all.

Development and validation of a spectrofluorimetric method for the estimation of rivastigmine in formulations


J Clin Pharm Ther. 2009 Dec;34(6):657-63.
Wong GK et all.

Rivastigmine for cognitive impairment after spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage: a pilot study


Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2008 Nov;5(11):27-36.
Alva G

Relative tolerability of Alzheimer's disease treatments


Acta Pharm. 2008 Sep;58(3):287-97.
Arumugam K et all.

A study of rivastigmine liposomes for delivery into the brain through intranasal route


Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2008;26(6):541-6. Epub 2008 Dec 4.
Riepe MW et all.

Neurological and psychiatric practitioners' views on Alzheimer's disease and treatment thereof


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Emre M.
Department of Neurology, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Treatment of dementia associated with Parkinson's disease


Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2007 Dec;3(6):1113-23.
Annicchiarico R et all.

Rivastigmine in Alzheimer's disease: Cognitive function and quality of life


Behav Neurol. 2007;18(4):225-33.
Avila R et all.

Neuropsychological rehabilitation in mild and moderate Alzheimer's disease patients


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