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Exelon Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rivastigmine (Exelon)?
- What are the possible side effects of rivastigmine (Exelon)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rivastigmine (Exelon)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking rivastigmine (Exelon)?
- How should I take rivastigmine (Exelon)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Exelon)?
- What happens if I overdose (Exelon)?
- What should I avoid while taking rivastigmine (Exelon)?
- What other drugs will affect rivastigmine (Exelon)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Exelon)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you miss several doses in a row, call your doctor before taking any more of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Exelon)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include severe nausea, vomiting, drooling, sweating, blurred vision, feeling light-headed, slow heartbeat, shallow breathing, muscle weakness, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking rivastigmine (Exelon)?
Rivastigmine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
What other drugs will affect rivastigmine (Exelon)?
Before taking rivastigmine, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- atropine (Donnatal, and others);
- clidinium (Quarzan);
- dicyclomine (Bentyl);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- methantheline (Provocholine);
- methscopolamine (Pamine);
- propantheline (Pro-Banthine); or
- scopolamine (Transderm-Scop).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with rivastigmine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about rivastigmine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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