Exelon Patch

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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Exelon Patch purchase.


Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Exelon Patch before taking it.

Exelon Patch

What is Exelon Patch

Exelon Patch improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical that is important for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning. People with dementia usually have lower levels of this chemical.
Exelon Patch is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.
Exelon Patch may also be used for purposes not listed in Exelon Patch guide.

Exelon Patch side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
  • severe or ongoing vomiting or diarrhea with weight loss;
  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • tremors, restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • painful or difficult urination;
  • severe skin redness, itching, or irritation; or
  • if you feel very thirsty or hot, are unable to urinate, and have heavy sweating or hot and dry skin.

Common side effects may include:
  • nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
  • loss of appetite; or
  • weakness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Exelon Patch dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Alzheimer's Disease:

Mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease:
Oral:
Initial dose: 1.5 mg orally twice a day with morning and evening meals.
Maintenance dose: After a minimum of two weeks of treatment, if the initial dosage is well tolerated, it may be increased to 3 mg twice a day. Subsequent increases to 4.5 mg and 6 mg twice a day should be attempted only after a minimum of 2 weeks at the previous dosage.
Transdermal:
Initial Dose: 4.6 mg/24 hour transdermal patch applied to the skin once daily
Maintenance Dose: After a minimum of four weeks of treatment and if well tolerated, the dose of the patch can be increased to 9.5 mg/24 hours for as long as this dose is beneficial. The dose can then be increased to 13.3 mg/24 hours.
Maximum Dose: 13.3 mg/ 24 hour transdermal patch applied to skin daily. Higher doses confer no appreciable additional benefit, and are associated with significant increase in the incidence of adverse events.
Comment:
-Apply once a day
-Press down firmly for 30 seconds until edges stick well
-Use upper or lower back as the site of application
-Do not apply to skin area where cream, lotion, powder has been recently applied
-Do not apply to skin that is red, irritated, or cut
-Wear one patch at a time
-Change site of application daily, do not apply a new patch to same location for at least 14 days
-May wear patch during bathing, but avoid long exposure to external heat sources
Severe Alzheimer's Disease:
13.3 mg/24 hours transdermal patch applied to skin once daily; replace with a new patch every 24 hours
Comment:
-If dosing interrupted for 3 days or fewer, restart treatment with the same or lower strength transdermal patch
-If dosing is interrupted for more than 3 days, restart treatment with the 4.6 mg/24 hours transdermal patch and titrate

Usual Adult Dose for Parkinson's Disease:

Mild to Moderate Parkinson's Disease Dementia:
Oral:
Initial dose: 1.5 mg orally twice a day with morning and evening meals
Maintenance dose: Subsequently, the dose may be increased to 3 mg orally twice a day and further to 4.5 mg twice a day and 6 mg twice a day with a minimum of 4 weeks at each dose.
Transdermal:
Initial dose: 4.6 mg/24 hours applied to the skin once a day
Maintenance dose: After a minimum of four weeks of treatment and if well tolerated, the dose of the patch be increased to 9.5 mg/24 hours for as long as this dose is beneficial. The dose can then be increased to 13.3 mg/24 hours.
Maximum dose: 13.3 mg/ 24 hours. Higher doses confer no appreciable additional benefit, and are associated with significant increase in the incidence of adverse events.
Comment:
-Apply once a day
-Press down firmly for 30 seconds until edges stick well
-Use upper or lower back as the site of application
-Do not apply to skin area where cream, lotion, powder has been recently applied
-Do not apply to skin that is red, irritated, or cut
-Wear one patch at a time
-Change site of application daily, do not apply a new patch to same location for at least 14 days
-May wear patch during bathing, but avoid long exposure to external heat sources
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Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Exelon Patch medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
4 .6mg / 24h30 $271.00
9 .6mg / 24h30 $278.00
4 .6mg / 24hr30 patches$185.00Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, UK
9 .5mg / 24hr90 patches$382.00Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, UK
9 .5mg / 24hr60 $289.87Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, UK, USA
9 .5mg / 24hr90 patch$438.30Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
4 .6mg / 24hr30 $175.00Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
9 .5mg / 24hr60 $217.16Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
13 .3mg / 24hr30 x24hourpatches$331.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
9 .5mg / 24hr60 x24hourpatches$275.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry

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Exelon Patch - Frequently asked Questions

Can Exelon Patch be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

How should I take Exelon Patch?

Exelon Patch is usually taken twice per day. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Take Exelon Patch with food.

Exelon Patch oral solution (liquid) comes with patient instructions for correctly measuring the dose. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

You may swallow the liquid medicine directly from the syringe or mix the medicine with a small glass of water, fruit juice, or soda. Stir the mixture and drink all of it within 4 hours after mixing. To get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.

After using the syringe, wipe the outside of it with a clean tissue and put the syringe back into its protective case. Close the medicine bottle using the child resistant closure.

Use Exelon Patch regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

Tell your doctor if you have any changes in weight. Exelon Patch doses are based on weight, and any changes may affect the dose.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Exelon Patch. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

If you stop taking Exelon Patch for any reason, do not restart the medicine without talking to your doctor first. You may need to restart treatment with a lower dose.

Store in an upright position at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze.

What other drugs will affect Exelon Patch?

Do not wear a Exelon Patch transdermal skin patch at the same time you are taking Exelon Patch capsules or oral liquid.

Other drugs may interact with Exelon Patch, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Who should not take Exelon Patch?

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Exelon Patch or similar medicines, such as neostigmine, meprobamate, or carisoprodol.

You should not take oral Exelon Patch if you have ever had severe redness, itching, or skin irritation caused by wearing a Exelon Patch transdermal skin patch.

To make sure Exelon Patch is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • liver or kidney disease;

  • recent weight loss or lack of appetite;

  • a heart rhythm disorder such as "sick sinus syndrome" ;

  • an enlarged prostate or urination problems;

  • epilepsy or other seizure disorder;

  • asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other breathing disorder;

  • a history of stomach ulcer; or

  • tremors (dyskinesia) or uncontrolled muscle movements.

FDA pregnancy category B. Exelon Patch is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Exelon Patch passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

Can Exelon Patch be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Exelon Patch be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Reviews

Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Exelon Patch, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Exelon Patch. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology