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Exelon Patch Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rivastigmine transdermal (Exelon Patch)?
- What are the possible side effects of rivastigmine transdermal (Exelon Patch)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rivastigmine transdermal (Exelon Patch)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using rivastigmine transdermal (Exelon Patch)?
- How should I use rivastigmine transdermal (Exelon Patch)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Exelon Patch)?
- What happens if I overdose (Exelon Patch)?
- What should I avoid while using rivastigmine transdermal (Exelon Patch)?
- What other drugs will affect rivastigmine transdermal (Exelon Patch)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Exelon Patch)?
Apply a skin patch as soon as you remember. Or you may wait until the next day to apply a patch and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra patches to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Exelon Patch)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, slow heartbeat, slow or shallow breathing, or hallucinations.
What should I avoid while using rivastigmine transdermal (Exelon Patch)?
Do not use any cream, lotion, ointment, oil, or powder on the skin where you plan to apply a skin patch. The patch may not stick well to the skin.
Avoid applying heat to the skin where the patch is worn, because it may increase the amount of medicine your body absorbs. Heat sources include hot tubs, heating pads, heat lamps, saunas, heated water beds, and direct sunlight.
Rivastigmine transdermal may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect rivastigmine transdermal (Exelon Patch)?
Do not take rivastigmine capsules or oral liquid at the same time you are wearing the skin patch.
The following drugs can interact with rivastigmine transdermal. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
- atropine (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- bronchodilators such as ipratroprium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others; or
- medicines used to treat Parkinson's Disease such as levodopa (Dopar, Larodopa, Sinemet, Atamet, others), bromocriptine (Parlodel, others), pergolide (Permax), pramipexole (Mirapex), or ropinirole (Requip).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with rivastigmine transdermal. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about rivastigmine transdermal.
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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