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Dosing Information for the Rivastigmine Patch

The dose of rivastigmine patch that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • How you respond to the patch
  • Other medications you may take
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Rivastigmine Patch Dosing for more information.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose of the Rivastigmine Patch?

People who take too much rivastigmine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Increased salivation and sweating
  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Seizures
  • Muscle weakness, including life-threatening weakness of the muscles used for breathing
  • Loss of life.
     
Overdoses can occur due to forgetting to remove an old patch when applying a new one. Cutting a patch can also cause an overdose. If you happen to overdose on the rivastigmine patch, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Exelon Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should the Rivastigmine Patch Be Stored?

The rivastigmine patch should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the patch and all other medications out of the reach of children. Do not remove a patch from its pouch until just before use. Dispose of a used patch by folding it in half, returning it to the original pouch, and throwing it away out of reach of children or pets (do not flush it down the toilet).
 
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