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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Exelon transdermal.

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Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
4/20/2010 9:43:50 PM

Reviewer: pat, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My 91 year old father started with the 4.6mg/24hr patch for 3 months, then increased to 9.5mg/24hr patch for the past 3 months. From the start, it seemed to improve his demeaner - not so argumentive - and much more social. My problem is the welts the patch leaves on his back. I now put cornstarch on the site area and then use lotion after they 'dry up'. It continually itches and his back l ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
1/31/2010 4:40:20 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My Mother has been on this medication for about 6 months. When she went from the low dose 4.6 to the next step it made her so sick she wound up in the hospital. She is now staying on the low dose, but - I've not seen any improvement in her condition. In fact just the opposite - she seems to be getting worse.

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
9/4/2009 5:43:34 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Nausea and skin rashes

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
6/24/2009 3:40:25 PM

Reviewer: janmar38p, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This was hekping my memory a lot and I had already started to use the higher dosage. I have been feeling tired with no energy and the nuese that visits my home 1 time a week said this was the cause. I called my Dr. (Psychiarist) who has been my Dr. for sev. yrs. and hehas never given me anything that I had a problem. He back me off the higher dose & then I took4.6 for a week & he sugges ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Type Dementia
2/19/2009 1:23:20 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i have felt better from takng this medication.

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