Rivastigmine Tartrate (marketed as Exelon)

What is Exelon used for?

Exelon is used to treat:

* mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease
* mild to moderate dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease

Special Warnings with Exelon:

Exelon can cause serious nausea and vomiting. Exelon can also cause loss of appetite and weight loss.

What should I tell my doctor or healthcare provider?

Tell your doctor or healthcare provider if you have or have a history of:

* stomach ulcers
* taking NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
* a heart condition
* asthma or pulmonary (lung) disease

What are some possible side effects of Exelon? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Exelon. Your healthcare provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)

* Nausea
* Serious vomiting
* Loss of appetite
* Indigestion
* Weakness or lack of energy
* Dizziness
* Diarrhea
* Headache
* Stomach pain

For more detailed information about Exelon, ask your healthcare provider.