RIVASTIGMINE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Exelon (rivastigmine) for Alzheimer’s Disease: “I used one month’s worth of the 4.6 patches without any problems. I stepped up to the next level (I think 9.5) and immediately had headaches, nausea and tardive dyskinesia. I went back down to the 4.6 level and now have constant headaches, nausea and ringing in my ears.”

Dusty’s mom (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 21, 2017

For Alzheimer’s Disease: “The patch seemed to make me more clear in my thought process, more aware of my surroundings, and I was able to be more active. HOWEVER, the serious burning on the skin caused me to stop the drug. For the first 10 days, I did not have skin irritation from the patches; on the 11th day, a patch SERIOUSLY burned my skin, then all the other sites became serious wounds. Drainage, severe itching, infections, and probable permanent scarring.”

63 yowf patient (taken for less than 1 month) June 19, 2017

For Alzheimer’s Disease: “The patches dont stay on very well. Have no problem with patch made by sandoz. For the price paid you would expect more sticking power.”

1939 GIRL September 19, 2016

For Alzheimer’s Disease: “Took 3mg before bed. Woke up wet from sweat, extremely weak and with severe stomache pain.”

Hey Brown (taken for less than 1 month) May 13, 2016

Exelon (rivastigmine) for Alzheimer’s Disease: “I have 7 Immediate Family members that had Alzheimer’s and died except my younger sister, Debra Age 61. She resides in a Nursing Home and was admitted 1/13/13. My Dr. put me on the Exelon Patch around that time. I have enjoyed extra energy. I have been diagnosed with mild cognitive loss. I am 63. No adverse side effects from the Exelon Patch. Don’t like black gummy circle it leaves on skin. 9/20/2015, I went to my Pharmacy for my Exelon Patch. The script they gave me was for Rivastigmine, with bright RED sticker: A GENERIC EQUIVALENT DRUG has been dispensed of the same QUALITY and at a LOWER PRICE. UNTRUE. It falls off and sticks to clothes. 1st script at generic price, 2nd and on full price of EXELON. Ins won’t pay”

not number 8 (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 2, 2016

Exelon (rivastigmine) for Alzheimer’s Disease: “this med does nothing but empty my wallet and make me nuts. You are really crazy if you take——it does nothing except screw with your mind”

coffeeeee (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 24, 2015

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