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Drug Interactions With the Rivastigmine Patch

Certain medicines can cause drug interactions with the rivastigmine patch, including cholinergic medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and anticholinergic drugs. Taking these medicines while using the patch may reduce the effectiveness of the drugs or increase your risk of developing side effects. To help prevent negative drug interactions with the rivastigmine patch, talk to your healthcare provider before using any other medications.

Drug Interactions With the Rivastigmine Patch: An Overview

The rivastigmine patch (Exelon® Patch) can potentially interact with numerous other medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with the rivastigmine patch include:
  • Anticholinergic drugs, such as:
  • Cholinergic medications (including other acetylcholinesterase inhibitors), such as:
    • Ambenonium (Mytelase®)
    • Bethanechol (Urecholine®)
    • Edrophonium (Enlon®, Reversol®)
    • Guanidine
    • Methacholine (Provocholine®)
    • Succinylcholine (Anectine®, Quelicin®)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as:
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