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Rivastigmine for Alzheimer's

The rivastigmine patch (Exelon® Patch) is a prescription drug used to treat mild-to-moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. The patch is applied once daily, usually on the back, upper arms, or chest. This drug is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor that helps to improve cognitive function by preventing the breakdown of a certain chemical in the brain.
 
This product is not a cure for Alzheimer's, nor does it slow down the progression of the disease or prevent it from occurring. However, rivastigmine helps improve memory, attention, reason, language, and the ability to perform simple daily tasks.
 
(Click What Is the Rivastigmine Patch Used For? to learn more about how this drug is prescribed for Alzheimer's disease. This article also goes into detail about this drug's use as a treatment for dementia related to Parkinson's disease.)
 

Rivastigmine for Alzheimer's

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