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Aricept vs. Exelon for Alzheimer

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Aricept

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/ 16,633 posts
Other Names: Donepezil

Exelon

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/ 4,206 posts
Other Names: Rivastigmine
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 16,633 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 4,206 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Taken For: Alzheimer
Taken For: Alzheimer
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
My Mom was just diagnosed with this........is your Hubby on other medication? If so what? My Mom is on many other Meds that I think may be causing this........check out Serotonin Syndrome.
James in Florida  |  July 14, 2014
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What patients are saying about Aricept vs. Exelon

1,298 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
has been reduced to half strength for 2 weeks until he...
...his medication changed from Aricept to Exelon patches and his Aricept has been reduced to half strength for 2 weeks until he goes on...
years of Aricept but couldn't tolerate the patch - it made...
I think the memory patch must be Exelon. My husband is on now Exelon after years of Aricept but couldn't tolerate the patch - it made him too itchy. He is...
years of Aricept but couldn't tolerate the patch - it made...
...the memory patch must be Exelon. My husband is on now Exelon after years of Aricept but couldn't tolerate the patch - it made him...
ago when she was on Aricept, got better when we switched...
...years ago when she was on Aricept, got better when we switched ...she's started Ebixa. I agree that the meds can have great benefit for many people. I believe that the Exelon has helped my mom...
serious nausea and diarrhea with Aricept, but no problem...
I agree with above - try switching to the Exelon Patch. My wife had serious nausea and diarrhea with Aricept, but no problem with the Exelon Patch. Also, as others have...
on Exelon before going on to Aricept, she claimed Exelon...
...was on Exelon before going on to Aricept, she claimed Exelon made her feel bloated, but she said the same about Aricept , so we(GP, care ...She's back on Aricept now. I think both Exelon and ...
just before the end of 2007. It has made a huge difference...
We switched Mom from the Exelon patch back to Aricept just before the end of 2007. It has made a huge difference. By crushing the pills, her stomach seems to be tolerating it. She...
and I feel really well though Paul says I am 'absent'...
I went from Aricept ( 12 months on it ) to Exelon patches 9 weeks ago. I ...the side effects I had with Aricept and I feel really well though Paul says I am 'absent' more often...
first Aricept and nowe Exelon for 19 months with no problems...
...have been on Warfarin for 24 ...about my taking Aricept originally and I ...would benefit from Aricept and I have now been taking first Aricept and nowe Exelon for 19 months with no problems,...
has been reduced to half dose for 14days then he will...
...the other week they told me he would be coming off aricept and going on to exelon patches as thet ...on the aricept. Aricept has been reduced to half dose for 14days then he will start patches....
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