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Exelon 1.5mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Novartis India Ltd
Medicine composition: Rivastigmine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Exelon 1.5mg Capsule, is used to treat dementia in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. Being a cholinesterase inhibitor, it functions by increasing the amount of acetylcholine that may help to reduce the symptoms of dementia such as changes in personality and impairment in thinking.

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Exelon 1.5mg Capsule or to carbamate derivatives like meprobamate, do not use it. It is also not to be used if you use another form of it, or are taking acebutolol, atenolol, betaxolol, bisoprolol. If you have dementia that is not caused by either Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, or if you have a scheduled surgery coming up, let your doctor know.

Exelon 1.5mg Capsule is taken by mouth with the morning and evening meals. It is important that you take it regularly so as to reap most benefit out of it. The dosage usually starts out low and is then increased after about two to four weeks.

Side effects of Exelon 1.5mg Capsule include weight loss, vomiting, weakness, dizziness, diarrhea, and increased sweating. If you encounter mood changes, bloody or black stools, fainting, decreased coordination, find a doctor immediately.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Exelon 4.6mg patch 10cm is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Exelon 4.6mg patch 10cm is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Exelon 1.5mg Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Rivastigmine, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Exelon 1.5mg Capsule Its exact mechanism of action is not known, but, supposedly it binds with cholinesterase and renders it inoperative, thereby, halting the hydrolysis of acetycholine and accelerating the amount of acetylcholine at cholinergic synapses. It is used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

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