Without a Prescription
Exelon cannot cure dementia but it can slow down the progression of dementia and can help to ease symptoms such as memory loss.
Exelon does not cure either of these diseases, but Exelon may improve memory, awareness, and the ability to perform daily functions.
Exelon is prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
Exelon is prescribed to treat mild to moderate confusion (dementia) related to Alzheimer's disease.
Exelon is prescribed to treat the symptoms of mild-to-moderate dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease or in Parkinson's disease.
Exelon works by increasing the amount of a natural chemical in the brain, which is known to be lower in people suffering from dementia.
Exelon works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
Exelon is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- if you are allergic to Exelon;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have breathing/lung problems (asthma, COPD-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease);
- if you have heart problems (sick sinus syndrome, conduction disorders);
- if you have problems urinating (due to enlarged prostate);
- if you have seizures;
- if you have stomach/intestinal problems (ulcers, bleeding);
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding;
- If you are taking other medicines, including those available to buy without a prescription, herbal or complementary medicines;
- If you have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or to any other medicine;
- If you have ever had problems with stomach or duodenal ulcers;
- If you have ever had seizures (fits);
- If you have heart problems;
- If you have liver or kidney problems;
- If you have problems passing urine;
Do not take Exelon with any of the following drugs:
- Anticholinergic drugs;
- Aspirin (high doses used for arthritis);
- Cholinergic drugs (bethanechol);
- Cholinesterase inhibitors (neostigmine);
- Long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs;
Exelon side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Abdominal pain;
- Black stools;
- Feeling or being sick;
- Feeling tired;
- Frequent/difficult urination;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Loss of appetite;
- Severe dizziness;
- Severe stomach/abdominal pain;
- Skin reactions (with patches only);
- Slow/irregular heartbeat;
- Stomach pain;
- Trouble breathing;
- Vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- Weight loss;
Reported Exelon overdose symptoms are:
- Slow or shallow breathing;
- Very slow heartbeat;
Other Brand Names
In some countries Exelon may also be known as: