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User Reviews for Exelon to treat Alzheimer's Disease

Exelon has an average rating of 6.7 out of 10 from a total of 12 ratings for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. 50% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 25% reported a negative effect.

Exelon Rating Summary

6.7/10 average rating

12 ratings from 12 user reviews.

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Reviews for Exelon

Relieved and Happy · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 5, 2015

“Mom, 85, started using the Exelon Patch (13.9) about one year ago and it has made such a wonderful improvement in her mood, quality of life and cognitive ability. It has given her back a life and provided the family quality time to enjoy her. Before the patch, her memory was poor, she was agitated and continually negative, suspicious and lashing out at everyone. Thanks to the Exelon patch, she's able to have a normal, peaceful life, without any type of side effects. We feel very Blessed to have been told about the patch and I try to inform people with similar situations of the impact it has had on my mom.”

10 / 10
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THEcondor April 17, 2012

“I am 71 and my mom died at 91 after a long decline into total dementia, though not Alzheimer's. When she was given Exelon, she became quite difficult and insulting, so we took her off. I was experiencing initial stages of decline at the time and so I tried her remaining patches for 10 days, at 4mg strength. I immediately felt an improvement in clarity and motivation, but I am under heavy blood pressure medicines and so still did not have the ability to do all I wanted. After 10 days I stopped the patches and quickly went back to my somewhat confused and listless situation. Three months later I got a prescription and began using the patches again with the significant improvement. But a 9.5 dose makes me aggressive. Problem is the price.”

7 / 10
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Wife of Bob February 16, 2015

“My husband has advanced Alzheimer's and has been on 3 weeks of the 4.6 patch. He has become sexually active after months of no sex, but now wants it every night. I'm afraid to get him to the next level.”

7 / 10
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not number 8 · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 2, 2016

“I have 7 Immediate Family members that had Alzheimer's and died except my younger sister, Debra Age 61. She resides in a Nursing Home and was admitted 1/13/13. My Dr. put me on the Exelon Patch around that time. I have enjoyed extra energy. I have been diagnosed with mild cognitive loss. I am 63. No adverse side effects from the Exelon Patch. Don't like black gummy circle it leaves on skin. 9/20/2015, I went to my Pharmacy for my Exelon Patch. The script they gave me was for Rivastigmine, with bright RED sticker: A GENERIC EQUIVALENT DRUG has been dispensed of the same QUALITY and at a LOWER PRICE. UNTRUE. It falls off and sticks to clothes. 1st script at generic price, 2nd and on full price of EXELON. Ins won't pay”

10 / 10
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Anonymous January 24, 2015

“My mother has been on the patch with no side effects at all. She only been taking it for a few weeks but I can tell a huge change in her confusion and she's not as aggressive. The only problem is how expensive it is.”

10 / 10
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Dusty's mom · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 21, 2017

“I used one month's worth of the 4.6 patches without any problems. I stepped up to the next level (I think 9.5) and immediately had headaches, nausea and tardive dyskinesia. I went back down to the 4.6 level and now have constant headaches, nausea and ringing in my ears.”

1 / 10
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JoanieP July 14, 2015

“My mother was put on the patch several years ago. It is difficult to measure it's effectiveness with a degenerative disease, but I think she has declined a little slower than others I have seen. However, the cost is TERRIBLE even after Medicare Part D pays.”

5 / 10
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xeon June 5, 2013

“My father has been on the patch now about 2 1/2 months for Alzheimer's dementia. He stepped up to the 13.3 mg about 2 weeks ago and the patches don't want to stay on. Nurse asked if they could use skin prep before the application; but Novartis helpline didn't answer that question. They are going to check out the lot the patches came from to be sure it's not a manufacturer issue. ”

8 / 10
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Anonymous October 9, 2008

“I've only been using this medication (patch) for a month but the positive effects it has had on me are spectacular.It has eased my discomfort and confusion. I have experienced no side effects at all.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous February 21, 2010

“Helped my dad with this patch. He was less agitated, better behaved and was able to do more for himself.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous November 21, 2008

“My mum had quite a few side effects.”

2 / 10
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coffeeeee · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 24, 2015

“this med does nothing but empty my wallet and make me nuts. You are really crazy if you take------it does nothing except screw with your mind”

2 / 10
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