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Exelon Dosage for Parkinson's Dementia

The starting dose of Exelon for treating Parkinson's dementia is 1.5 mg twice daily. After four weeks, your healthcare provider may increase the dose to 3 mg twice daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may further increase your dose to 4.5 mg twice daily after another four weeks and then to 6 mg twice daily after another four weeks.
Let your healthcare provider know if you develop bothersome or severe side effects, such as severe nausea or vomiting. He or she may recommend stopping Exelon for a short while and then restarting at the same or lower dose. If, at any time, you stop taking the drug for an extended period, you must start over at the beginning dose and increase the dose slowly as before.

General Information on Dosing With Exelon

Considerations for people taking Exelon include the following:
  • The medication comes in capsule and oral solution (liquid) form. It is taken by mouth, usually twice a day.
  • Exelon should be taken with meals.
  • Exelon oral solution can be taken directly or may be mixed with a small glass of water, cold fruit juice, or soda. After a dose is mixed with such beverages, it is stable at room temperature for four hours.
  • Be sure to take Exelon at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Exelon will not work if you stop taking it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Exelon or your Exelon dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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