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Exelon 3mg Capsule contains the active constituent rivastigmine. It is used to treat mild to moderately severe dementia (impairment in thinking, behavior, memory) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a progressive neuro disorder that results in limited social skills, thinking ability, and forgetfulness. Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder with a progressive loss of coordination and movement. 


Talk to your doctor if you have or ever had kidney diseases, heart failure, liver diseases, asthma, difficulties in passing urine, seizures, and stomach ulcer before taking Exelon 3mg Capsule. Administration of this medicine may lead to too much loss of fluid, significant vomiting and diarrhea, skin irritation or skin blistering, or loss of weight; contact your doctor on such conditions.


Uses of Exelon 3mg  Capsule:

  • Treatment of dementia in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson's disease


How Exelon 3mg Capsule works:

Exelon 3mg Capsule blocks the enzymes breaking acetylcholine and increases the acetylcholine in the brain (a substance that allows nerve cells to communicate and low levels of the substance in the brain may lead to the death of nerve cells).


Interactions with other drugs:

Inform your doctor about any medications you are taking or have taken before the treatment


More information:

  • Keep out of sight and reach of children.
  • Capsules should be stored in tightly closed container at a temperature not exceeding 30°C. Do not freeze.



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  2. Goodman & Gilman’s, The Pharmacological Basics of Therapeutics, Treatment of Central Nervous System Degenerative Disorders, 12th edition, 2011, 621.
  3. Novartis, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on Jan 2015], [ Accessed on 14th April 2021], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2015/020823s032%2C021025s022lbl.pdf
  4. Mylan, Electronic medicines compendium (emc), [ Revised on Sept 2016] [ Accessed on 14th April 2021], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.8495.pdf


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