It is a sad fact that as people grow older many of them will develop Alzheimer’s. This is a disease that comes with 3 stages. The earliest symptoms of this disease or stage 1 include mild memory loss but as Alzheimer’s progresses to the moderate and then severe stages, new symptoms will appear and existing ones will become worse. During the worse stage, the person with this disease will need constant care whether at home or in a facility. But there are many medications on the market to help with each stage.
A study shows that anti-Alzheimer’s capsules or Exelon Capsules gives help and is better tolerated than other medications for this disease are. Exelon® (rivastigmine) is one of the more common prescriptions given to people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. This medication also comes as skin patches. This medication is better tolerated when given over 3 times a day regimen. The patches can also lower side-effects by releasing the medication slowly during the day.
Clinical trials and side effects
In clinical trials, there are 2 groups, group one of the patients were given Exelon®, while group two were given a placebo also known as a ‘sugar pill’. The most common side effect included:
- Nausea in 47% of patients
- Vomiting in 31%
- Dizziness in 21%
- Diarrhea in 19%
- Loss of appetite in 17%
- Headaches in 17%
- Abdominal pain in 13%
- Accidental injury in 10%
- Shakiness or tremors in 10%
A patient may experience one or two or none of these side effects. There is no way for the physician to know if the patient will develop any of these side effects. It is important to let the physician know if any side effects develop while taking Exelon or if something is vague and making the patient just not feel right. The physician will be able to diagnose and treat whatever the problem is.