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Is Rivastigmine the Same as Generic Exelon?

Is Rivastigmine the Same as Generic Exelon?

No -- rivastigmine is the active ingredient in Exelon, but is not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that, oftentimes, the active ingredient of any drug is referred to as the "generic name." The generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version of a medicine, the original medicine must have gone off-patent and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product. All medications have generic names; not all medications have generic versions available.
 
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