Exelon

( Rivastigmine )

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Rivastigmine

Drug Info for rivastigmine

Rivastigmine transdermal patches are used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) in people with Alzheimer's disease (a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Transdermal rivastigmine is also used to treat dementia in people with Parkinson's disease (a brain system disease with symptoms of slowing of movement, muscle weakness, shuffling walk, and loss of memory). Rivastigmine is in a class of medications called cholinesterase inhibitors. It improves mental function (such as memory and thinking) by increasing the amount of a certain natural substance in the brain.

Rivastigmine treats dementia and is prescribed to those with Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s. The brand-name version of Rivastigmine is Exelon. The Rivastigmine price is expensive, at an average of $475 for a box of 30, 4.6 mg/24 hr patches. However, you can use our free OptionRx coupon card to save significantly on Rivastigmine prices at a participating pharmacy near you.

  • Exelon
  • rivastigmine
  • Absorbed through the skin

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Put on a new patch if the old one falls off. Do not put the old one back on. Do not use tape or a bandage to hold a patch that is loose.

Do not expose the patch to heating pads, electric blankets, saunas, hot tubs, direct sunlight, or other sources of heat for long periods of time.

Change the patch at the same time each day. Remove the old patch before you apply a new one.

Do not remove the patch from the pouch until you are ready to use it. Open the pouch by carefully cutting on the dotted line. Do not cut the patch. Save the pouch to use when you throw away the patch.

Transdermal routeWash your hands with soap and water before and after applying a patch. Do not touch your eyes after you touch the patch.

The patient instructions will show the body areas where you can wear the patch. This patch is usually put on the upper or lower back, upper arm, or chest. Do not put a new patch in the exact same spot for at least 14 days.

Apply the patch to clean, dry, and hairless skin. Do not put cream, lotion, or powder on the area where the patch will be placed.Transdermal routeDo not put the patch over burns, cuts, or irritated skin. Do not put the patch on an area where it could be rubbed off by tight clothing.

Transdermal routeYour doctor will tell you how many patches to use, where to apply them, and how often to apply them. Do not use more patches or apply them more often than your doctor tells you to.

Fold the used patch in half with the sticky sides together. Put the used patch in the pouch that it came in. Throw it away so that children or pets cannot get to it. You will also need to throw away patches after the expiration date has passed.

Missed dose: Transdermal routeIf you forget to wear or change a patch, put one on as soon as you can. If it is almost time to put on your next patch, wait until then to apply a new patch and skip the one you missed. Do not apply extra patches to make up for a missed dose. Call your doctor right away if you do not wear a patch for 3 days in a row or longer. You may need to go back to a lower dose.

Transdermal routeStore the patches at room temperature in a closed container, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to rivastigmine, including an allergic skin reaction to the patch.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, heart rhythm problems, asthma or lung disease, or a history of stomach ulcers or seizures.

Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.

This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

Always remove the old patch before you put on a new one. If you wear more than 1 patch at the same time, you will get too much medicine. This can cause serious side effects.

This medicine may cause the following problems:Stomach or bowel problemsSerious skin reactions

Some medicines can affect how rivastigmine works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Metoclopramide, oxybutynin, tolterodineBeta-blocker medicine (including atenolol)NSAID pain or arthritis medicine (including aspirin, celecoxib, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen)

This medicine may cause the following problems:Stomach or bowel problemsSerious skin reactions

Always remove the old patch before you put on a new one. If you wear more than 1 patch at the same time, you will get too much medicine. This can cause serious side effects.

This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Seizures, tremors, twitching or muscle movements you cannot control
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate, difficult or painful urination
  • Bloody or black stools, vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Slow or uneven heartbeat
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Redness, itching, or blisters where the patch is applied
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Frequently Asked Questions

Rivastigmine increases the amount of a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine. With more acetylcholine in the brain, symptoms of dementia are reduced and cognitive processes improve.

Similar to Rivastigmine, the drug Exelon may be used to treat dementia. Consult with your doctor to determine the best treatment for your condition.

The average Rivastigmine cost without insurance is about $475 for a box of 30, 4.6 mg/24 hr patches. Prices may vary depending on dosage, supply needed, and pharmacy location.

Rivastigmine is the generic form of the brand-name version Exelon. Use our free coupon card to save up to 80% on the cost of either Rivastigmine or other versions when you purchase your medication at a participating local pharmacy.

Rivastigmine capsules are available in strengths of 1.5 mg, 3 mg, 4.5 mg, and 6 mg. Follow your doctor's dosage instructions for this drug, or follow the dosage instructions on the packaging.

There are not currently any additional discount offers available for Rivastigmine. However, you can save on the retail price of this medication by asking your local pharmacy if they accept OptionRx pharmacy coupons, or check our site to find which pharmacies near you accept our savings card. OptionRx coupons offer uninsured and underinsured patients an opportunity to save. Our free coupon card is free and easy to use, and our customers usually find that they save more using our coupon instead of manufacturer coupon.