Where do I put the Exelon patch?
Where do I put the Exelon patch?
Apply the patch to a clean, dry, and hairless skin area on your upper or lower back, upper arm, or chest. Do not put the patch over rashes, cuts, or irritated skin. Avoid putting the patch on areas where it could be rubbed off by tight clothing.
How often do you change Exelon patch?
Change your EXELON PATCH every 24 hours at the same time of day. You may write the date and time you put on the EXELON PATCH with a ballpoint pen before applying the patch to help you remember when to remove it. Change your application site every day to avoid skin irritation.
How do I use Exelon patch?
Applying the Patch
- Choose an area to apply the Exelon Patch.
- Remove the Exelon Patch from the pouch.
- Remove 1 side of the adhesive liner.
- Apply the Exelon Patch to your skin.
- Wash your hands with soap and water right away.
- Remove the Exelon Patch from the skin.
- Throw away the used Exelon Patch.
Does rivastigmine need to be tapered?
Do not stop taking rivastigmine or decrease your dose without first checking with your doctor. Stopping rivastigmine suddenly or decreasing the dose by a large amount may cause mental or behavior changes.
How effective is the Exelon Patch?
Exelon Patch is the first skin patch proven effective across all stages of Alzheimer’s disease—mild, moderate, and severe. The 13.3 mg/24 hours Exelon Patch is our maximum effective dose.
Does Exelon patch make you sleepy?
Side Effects Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite/weight loss, diarrhea, weakness, dizziness, drowsiness, shakiness (tremors), and skin irritation at the application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Does the Exelon patch really work?
What happens if you stop using the Exelon Patch?
If for any reason you stop using Exelon Patch for more than three days, tell your doctor before you start taking Exelon Patch again. Your doctor will restart you at the lowest dose to help prevent side effects such as nausea and vomiting.
Can dementia get suddenly worse?
Dementia is a progressive condition, meaning that it gets worse over time. The speed of deterioration differs between individuals. Age, general health and the underlying disease causing brain damage will all affect the pattern of progression. However, for some people the decline can be sudden and rapid.
What is the side effects of Exelon patch?
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite/weight loss, diarrhea, weakness, dizziness, drowsiness, shakiness (tremors), and skin irritation at the application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
How effective is Exelon patch?
Exelon Patch is the first skin patch proven effective across all stages of Alzheimer s disease—mild, moderate, and severe. The 13.3 mg/24 hours Exelon Patch is our maximum effective dose.
Where to place Exelon patch?
The Exelon Patch is applied to the skin once daily. When you put a new patch on, be sure to take the old one off. The patch can be worn on the upper or lower back, upper arms, or chest.
How does the Exelon patch work?
The Exelon Patch is part of a group of medications known as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. These medications work by preventing a specific enzyme (known as acetylcholinesterase) from breaking down acetylcholine in the brain.