Exelon Patch

1 What is Exelon Patch?

Brand: Exelon Patch

Generic: Rivastigmine Patch

Exelon Patch is a drug used in the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type and Parkinson's disease dementia. This drug is available as an extended-release patch containing rivastigmine 9 milligrams in 1 patch or rivastigmine 18 milligrams in 1 patch.


You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Apply the patch to the skin as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.


Exelon Patch may interact with medications such as aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen or naproxen).

Side Effects

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling


Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to rivastigmine
  • Breathing or lung problems such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Heart problems
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Problems urinating such as due to enlarged prostate
  • Pregnancy or lactation