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Alzheimer's disease(AD), also called Alzheimer disease, senile dementia of the Alzheimer type, '''primary degenerati...
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Aricept
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Exelon
Other name: Donepezil (Donepezil)
Other name: Rivastigmine (Rivastigmine)
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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'...
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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...
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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'...
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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...
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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 ... "

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... "

with nausea and has only beaen able to take 5mg of aricept...
" ...nausea and has only beaen able to take 5mg of aricept...am hoping that the exelon patch witll be better for... "

we consider switching him from Exelon to Aricept to see if...
" Exelon vs Aricept My dad has been on Exelon for over 3 years and has not had any problems with it. He has ...Should we consider switching him from Exelon to Aricept to see if that... "

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... "

hb has been switched from Aricept to 4.6 Exelon and is now...
" My hb has been switched from Aricept to 4.6 Exelon and is now on 9.5 Exelon. No side affects (skin sensitivity) and no slowing of progressing on the downward slope. Will... "

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... "

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... "

I did. Aricept was no good, either, but Exelon works...
" ...Our GP told me to get PE off it immediately, which I did. Aricept was no good, either, but Exelon works very well, as does Namenda. I hope you can find the right medicine. Dinny... "

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