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What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Exelon may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Increased salivation and sweating
  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Seizures
  • Muscle weakness, including life-threatening weakness of the muscles used for breathing
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
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How Should Exelon Be Stored?

Exelon should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take a dose of Exelon, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Available Strengths

Exelon is available in the following strengths and forms:
  • Exelon 1.5 mg capsules
  • Exelon 3 mg capsules
  • Exelon 4.5 mg capsules
  • Exelon 6 mg capsules
  • Exelon oral solution (liquid), which contains 2 mg of medication per mL.
Exelon is also available in patch form (see Exelon Patch for more information).

Generic Exelon

At this time, Exelon capsules (but not the other forms) are available in generic form (see Generic Exelon).
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