Exelon Drug Information
Exelon® (rivastigmine tartrate) is a drug used to treat dementia in people with Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease. The medication, which is available by prescription only, comes in the form of a capsule, an oral liquid, and a patch, and is sold in many strengths. Potential side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness.
Before starting treatment, it's important to review Exelon's safety information. This drug may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions, such as asthma or heart problems, or are taking any other type of medicine, including nonprescription products, herbal supplements, or vitamins.
(For more information on this drug, click Exelon. This full-length article takes an in-depth look at how the medication works, other possible side effects, and how it performed in clinical studies.)