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Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch
Salt Composition : Rivastigmine
Manufacturer : NOVARTIS INDIA LTD
Origin of Medicine : Switzerland
30 Patches(s) Of 10cm X 10cm
Introduction to Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch
Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch belongs to the family cholinesterase inhibitors with an active ingredient called Rivastigmine. It treats mild to moderately severe Alzheimer's dementia in adults. Alzheimer's is a condition where a progressive brain disorder affects memory, intellect, and behavior. In this condition, specific nerve cells in the brain die, leading to reduced levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is essential for nerve cell communication. This medicine works by blocking the enzymes that break down acetylcholine, which helps reduce Alzheimer's symptoms. Additionally, it is also used to treat dementia in adult patients with Parkinson's disease.
Do not use Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch if you are allergic to Rivastigmine and its other ingredients. Do not use this patch if you experience a skin reaction that spreads beyond the patch area or an intense local reaction like blisters, increased skin inflammation, or swelling that does not improve within 48 hours after removing the patch; you should avoid this and inform your doctor promptly. This patch is not suitable for children with Alzheimer's disease.
Before taking Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch, inform your doctor if you have a history of irregular or slow heartbeat, active stomach ulcers, difficulties in passing urine, seizures, asthma, severe respiratory disease, trembling, low body weight, gastrointestinal reactions like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, or impaired liver function. Your doctor will assess your medical condition and determine if this patch is suitable for you. It's essential to inform your healthcare provider about any pre-existing health conditions to ensure safe and effective use of the medication. If you miss the patch for three days, consult your doctor before taking the next dose.
Uses of Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch
- Treats Alzheimer's dementia in adults.
Therapeutic Effects of Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch
Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch functions by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase enzymes, which break down acetylcholine. By blocking these enzymes, it increases acetylcholine levels in the brain, thus alleviating Alzheimer's disease symptoms.
Interaction of Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch, such as neostigmine and darunavir, and can cause undesirable side effects.
More Information about Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch
- Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children.
- Do not store above 25°C.
- Do not overdose if you miss the dose.
How to consume Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch
Take the Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch as your physician advises. Read the label carefully before using it. Clean the area of skin where you will apply the patch. Remove the backing from the patch and apply it to the skin, ensuring the entire patch is in contact with the skin. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking this if your doctor advises you to stop.
Safety Advices for Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch
Do not use Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch during pregnancy unless it is absolutely necessary. Notify your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby think you may be pregnant.
Do not use Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch during breastfeeding. So before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Contact your doctor for more information.
Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch should be used cautiously in patients with lung conditions. Before starting the treatment, inform your physician about pre-existing lung conditions.
Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch should be used cautiously in patients with liver conditions. Before starting the treatment, inform your physician about pre-existing liver conditions.
It is unknown whether consuming alcohol while taking a Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch is safe. Please speak with your physician.
Using a Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch tablet may cause e dizziness and somnolence (feeling sleepy). So do not drive or operate machinery.
Side Effects of Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Gastrointestinal reactions (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
- Loss of appetite
- Irregular heartbeat
- Feeling confused
- Stomach pain
Word of Advice
When applying Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch, make sure to remove the previous patch before putting on a new one. Use only one patch per day, and avoid cutting it into pieces. Press the patch firmly in place for at least 30 seconds using the palm of your hand to ensure proper adhesion. This patch can not affected by bathing, swimming, or showering, as long as it remains tight. Avoid exposing the patch to external heat sources like excessive sunlight, saunas, or solariums for extended periods.
Follow the prescribed dosage and administration instructions provided by your healthcare professional. Inform your doctor about any known allergies or medical conditions you have before receiving Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch. If you notice any unexpected or severe side effects, such as difficulty breathing or an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention. Inform your healthcare professional about any other medications or supplements you are consuming to avoid potential drug interactions. If you have any concerns regarding the treatment, consult your healthcare professional for information.
Q 1. How can I manage side effects while taking Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch?
If you observe any side effects while taking Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Your medical professional may also recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to help manage your symptoms.
Q 2. What is the side effect of Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch that has to be informed to the doctor immediately?
Side effects of Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch include trembling, gastrointestinal reactions such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, loss of appetite, anxiety, sweating, heartburn, feeling confused, nightmares, dizziness, headache, irregular heartbeat, and stomach pain. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any side effects.
Q 3. How long should I take Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch?
Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Follow the prescribed dosage and administration instructions provided by your healthcare professional. Only stop using Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch if your doctor advises you to stop.
Q 4. What should I do if I miss using Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch?
If you miss three days of using Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch, consult your doctor before using the next patch.
Q 5. Can I take Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch during my pregnancy?
Do not use Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. The potential benefits and risks of the patch should be carefully considered.
Fact Box of Exelon Patch 10 (9.5mg) Patch
|Molecule Name: Rivastigmine||Therapeutic class: Neurodegenerative disease|
|Pharmacological class: Cholinesterase inhibitors||Indications: Treats Alzheimer's dementia in adults.|
- Novartis Europharm Limited; Electronic medicines compendium (emc); [Revised on November 2020] [Accessed on 27th July 2023], Exelon, INN-rivastigmine (medicines.org.uk)
- Novartis, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on Jan 2015], [ Accessed on 21st July 2023], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2015/020823s032%2C021025s022lbl.pdf
- KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, CNS Stimulants and Cognition Enhancers, 7th edition, 2013, 489.
- Goodman & Gilman’s, The Pharmacological Basics of Therapeutics, Treatment of Central Nervous System Degenerative Disorders, 12th edition, 2011, 621.
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