Exelon Medication for Mild Alzheimer's Disease?
medication: What is it prescribed for?
medication is usually prescribed for patients with mild to moderate
levels of Alzheimer's disease, or individuals who are described as
being in the early to middle stages. Exelon medication is believed to
assist with the physical changes that occur as a result of this
disease. Physical changes occur in the brains of individuals with
Alzheimer's disease, which cause interference in their normal thinking
processes. It is believed that this medication only temporarily
improves brain functioning, but does not halt the progress of the
underlying disease process. As Alzheimer's disease progresses most
individuals seem to feel less of the benefits from the Exelon
medication: What else do I need to know?
have to show some patience when taking this Alzheimer's medication. In
most cases, the full benefits may take up to 12 weeks to appear.
should this Alzheimer's medication not be prescribed?
medication should never be prescribed if it is believed that it will
or has ever caused an allergic reaction.
Medication: How should it be taken?
drug should be taken with food in the morning and evening. You should
never take two doses of this medication. If you forget to take this
drug you should try to get back into your routine as soon as possible
without doubling the dosage. It is best to store the Exelon medication
at room temperature.
Information adapted from
The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs
Medication picture by permission of
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