Rivastigmine (sold under the trade name Exelon) is a parasympathomimetic or cholinergic agent for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer’s type and dementia due to Parkinson's disease. The drug can be administered orally or via a transdermal patch; the latter form reduces the prevalence of side effects, which typically include nausea and vomiting. The drug is eliminated through the urine, and appears to have relatively few drug-drug interactions.
Keep in mind that if you take Exelon, that medicines are not covered by your Medicare Supplement, but by your Part D, Prescription Drug coverage.
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* The information on this page is for reference only. Always seek the advice of your physician before taking any prescription medication.