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Aricept vs. Exelon for Dementia

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Aricept

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/ 17,763 posts
Other Names: Donepezil

Exelon

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/ 5,700 posts
Other Names: Rivastigmine
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 17,763 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 5,700 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Donepezil, marketed under the trade name Aricept by its developer Eisai Co. and partner Pfizer, is a centrally acting reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Its main therapeutic use is in the palliative treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer'... Read more on Wikipedia
Rivastigmine (sold under the trade name Exelon) is a parasympathomimetics or cholinergic agent for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease|dementia of the Alzheimer’s type and dementia due to Parkinson's disease. The drug can be admin... Read more on Wikipedia
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By blamo127
August 12, 2013
blamo127 wrote
My husband has Lewy Body Dementia
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What patients are saying about Aricept vs. Exelon

1,568 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
we consider switching him from Exelon to Aricept to see if...
...dad has been on Exelon for over 3 years and has not had any problems with it. He has had terrible hallucinations for the full ...Should we consider switching him from Exelon to Aricept to...
husband was changed from Aricept to Exelon patches over a...
My husband was changed from Aricept to Exelon patches over a year ago. The patches made him itchy so he was changed to Exelon capsules. He tolerates these well. He doesn't have these...
medication changed from Aricept to Exelon patches and his...
...having his medication changed from Aricept to Exelon patches and his Aricept has been reduced to ...lowest dose of Exelon. I was info...
Bill has changed from Aricept to Exelon patches and most...
...I have no experience of Ebixa. Bill has changed from Aricept to Exelon patches and most recently to Exelon tablets. Each time h...
Bill had no side effects at all from Aricept and I'm hoping...
...be starting on Exelon patches tomorrow night. He has been on Aricept for over 8 years and the doctor has recommended a change to Exelon. He has ...Bill had no side effects at all from Aricept an...
sure about changing from Aricept to Exelon but our doctor...
...sure about changing from Aricept to Exelon but our doctor talked about adding Namenda with the Exelon when we thought the Exelon was not as ...done with the Aricept?? We n...
change my DH's aricept to the exelon patch due to stomach...
...to decide lately if I should change my DH's aricept to the exelon patch due to stomach upset possible caused by the aricept. I hate making changes and I don't know if...
why we changed over to Exelon, we'd had Aricept before....
...the psychiatrist told us that Exelon can help to control \"psychotic\" symptoms, better than Aricept does anyway. That's why we changed over to Exelon, we'd had Aricept before. Quitiapine has ma...
why we changed over to Exelon, we'd had Aricept before....
...the psychiatrist told us that Exelon can help to control \"psychotic\" symptoms, better than Aricept does anyway. That's why we changed over to Exelon, we'd had Aricept before. Quitiapine has ma...
be the change from Aricept to Exelon. Talk it over with...
...he is just advancing. Sometimes it happens suddenly. It could be the change from Aricept to Exelon. Talk it over with the doctor. Also, this was recently mentioned to me...
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