Exelon Transdermal Patch 5 helps treat mild to moderate dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive (worsening) illness that gradually affects memory and thinking. It is also used to treat Dementia in Parkinson’s disease. It does not cure these illnesses but may help improve memory, awareness, and other symptoms.
Your doctor will explain how to use Exelon Transdermal Patch 5. Follow the instructions carefully to get the most benefit. The dose may change from time to time to suit your individual needs. You should not wear more than one patch at a time. Normally, you will use one new patch each day, and the place where you apply it is changed to avoid skin irritation. It can take up to 4 weeks for the symptoms to improve, so keep wearing your patches regularly.
Before using Exelon Transdermal Patch 5, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy, or asthma. It may also affect, or be affected by, some other medicines you are using so let your doctor know what these are to be safe. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
BENEFITS OF EXELON TRANSDERMAL PATCH
In Alzheimer’s disease
In people with Alzheimer’s disease, certain nerve cells die in the brain. This results in lower levels of a chemical called acetylcholine which helps nerve cells to communicate with each other. This leads to symptoms of dementia such as memory loss, confusion, disorientation, problems with speech and language, and personality changes. Exelon Transdermal Patch 5 increases the amount of acetylcholine and helps brain cells to communicate. It can, therefore, improve some of the symptoms such as memory, awareness, and the ability to carry out daily functions for a time. However, it is not a cure.
You should use the patches exactly as they have been prescribed and only use one at a time. Choose a different place on your body to wear the patch each time you put on a new one. It can take several weeks for your symptoms to improve; so keep applying the patches even if you do not think they are working.
HOW TO USE EXELON TRANSDERMAL PATCH
HOW EXELON TRANSDERMAL PATCH WORKS
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease as close monitoring is advised while you are taking this medicine.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying liver disease as close monitoring is advised while you are taking this medicine.
INTERACTION WITH DRUGS