How effective is Exelon for Dementia?
Summary: 12 Exelon users have rated its effectiveness for Dementia.
Overall ratings: 2.5/5
Long term ratings: 2.0/5
This is a review of how effective Exelon (rivastigmine tartrate) is for Dementia and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.
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What is Exelon
Exelon has active ingredients of rivastigmine tartrate. It is often used in alzheimer's disease. (latest outcomes from 7,135 Exelon users)
Dementia (madness) can be treated by Aricept, Namenda, Seroquel, Donepezil, Exelon, Donepezil Hydrochloride. (latest reports from 12,429 Dementia patients)
On Jan, 30, 2015: 12 people are studied for taking Exelon in Dementia
Exelon effectiveness for Dementia (number of people):
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- Does memantine 10 mg conflict with 1mg ativan
Husband 69 diagnosed 2 yrs ago, started on EXELON patches 4.5, graduated 9.5, 1 yr added Memantine 10mg 1 x daily. Was experiencing SUNDOWNING, prescribed 1 mg ATIVAN, worked for agitation. Now getting agitated around 9 am, stopped ATIVAN in evening, giving in morn around same time as Memantine. Wondering if conflict in scripts. Dr said if ATIVAN DIDNT work, to increase patch by half, but it did work, just confused with the morning episode. Seems to take about 30 min for ATIVAN TO WORK.
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus & metoclopramide (1 answer)
My Mom while recovering from a hip fracture in a rehab center was given Metoclopramide for 2 days when she suddenly (about 2-3 hours after her dose of metoclopramide at lunch time) became completely disoriented,lethargic and could not speak. She could barely swallow, and could not drink liquids even using a straw. Her legs/feet kept twitching and she kept raising her arms above her and repeatedly wiped her mouth every few minutes for more than an hour. I insisted that she be transported to the hospital. The E.R. staff ruled out stroke, and the next day an MRI was negative for stroke. I am wondering if the metoclopramide is at the root of her problem. She can speak slowly but her words are gibberish. Does this sound like a reaction to metoclopramide?
- Does aricept shorten life expectancy? i am a 61 year old women with mild dementia.
I have rcently been diagnosed with mild dementia and have been started on a low dose of aricept (25 mg daily). Will it shorten my life expectancy at all? Is there any research?
- How does aricept compare to exelon for diarrea side effect?
When I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2009 I started on Aricept. After I reached the 10mg. dose I had a very severe case of diarrhea. I want to try a medicine approach again and hope to later add Namenda. I again have started Aricept. If the diarrhea problem with Aricept repeats,should I try Exelon? Are both Aricept and Exelon equally effective treatments?
- Aricept back pain severe
Both the neurologist and internist agreed on giving me aricept. I began with 5 mg about 4/17/13 and went up to 10 mg one month later. I've had excruciating back pains for the past 2 months & never thought it could be from the aricept. I had cortisone injections into my lower back on 6/18/13, which helped for about 24 hours and now the pain is back. Really, the pain is throughout my body - shoulders, knees as well as my back. Today 6/30/13, I will begin omitting aricept to see if there is any improvement.
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