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Exelon

Exelon

Can you take Aricept with Exelon

A myALZteam Member said:

My mother had Dementia and was on Excelon

posted over 1 year ago

Aricept

Aricept

I just started taking 5mg 6 weeks ago without any side effects

Doctor just prescribed moving up to 10mg for the next 6 weeks

That’s a good thing i presume

A myALZteam Member said:

It’s great that you’re tolerating the medication so well😊

posted 7 months ago

Could Someone Give Me Any Idea Of Adverse Side Effects Their Loved One Has Experienced From Taking Aricept?

Could Someone Give Me Any Idea Of Adverse Side Effects Their Loved One Has Experienced From Taking Aricept?

My husband’s new neurologist put him on a starting 5 mg dose of Aricept. He hasn’t taken it yet because he also prescribed an extra dose of Seroquel in the morning and I wanted to see how that affected him first. He has used the Exelon patch in the past but started to not let me put it in him so I had to stop. Thanks in advance for your help.

A myALZteam Member said:

Arceipt made me Sick. Exelon is similar to Arceipt. I have had NO SIDE AFFECTS FROM EXELON AND HAVE TAKEN IT SINCE 2007. I take 4.5 mg twice daily , plus Namenda 10 mg twice daitly , plus Folate and… read more

posted 5 months ago

Exelon

Exelon

My husband takes aricept and namenda and xanix and small paxil. Wd exelon be a better option?

A myALZteam Member said:

Ask your neurologist what he thinks of the change and what other new treatments could be useful.

posted over 4 years ago

Exelon

Exelon

My wife has been giagnosed with early dementia and is taking exelon.
She sleeps over 16 hours a day and I am wondering is this is related to the meds.

A myALZteam Member said:

@Exelon Welcome Exelon! This site is very helpful and encouraging. I have learned alot here and everyone has been very supportive.

Sleeping a lot can be due to some meds. Not sure about ALZ… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Can Anyone Tell Me How To Keep My Mom From Scratching Her Exelon Patch Off? Where Do You Place It?

Can Anyone Tell Me How To Keep My Mom From Scratching Her Exelon Patch Off? Where Do You Place It?

A myALZteam Member said:

DebGeb thats where I put it lol.I think she is a contortionist.I have put in places I think she cant reachand she still manages to scratch it off.

posted over 1 year ago

Exelon

Exelon

How effective is it in the onset. Will it slow down the process.

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband is taking Namzaric. His progression is very slow, thank God.

posted almost 5 years ago

Aricept

Aricept

Donepezil was prescribed for my husband who is in early stage AD. We started with 5 mg. and after 6 months increased it to 10mg. He took it at bedtime and never had an adverse reaction. With the increase to 10mg. he experienced nightmares and diarrhea. The doc said to stop all and start over with 5 for a month and take it in the morning. Now, it is time to increase it again but I'm not sure if that is a good idea. Anyone else have this problem with 10mg ?

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband also early stage started on 5mg for a month and there was a noticeable improvement so he was then increased to 10mg. This.made him agitated, restless and hallucinate he also had problems… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Is Involuntary Jerking While Sleeping Normal For Alzeimers?

Is Involuntary Jerking While Sleeping Normal For Alzeimers?

My husband does alot of jerking at times when he is asleep. In fact my son-in-law described it as if he were "tazed". Is this normal for Alzheimers?

A myALZteam Member said:

I have had Restless Leg Syndrome and also PLM which is Periodic Leg Movements. It is a related 'sleep disorder' that is not in all RLS patients. I take Mirapex for both and it helps a lot. It is… read more

posted 5 months ago

It Is About Using The Exelon Patch And How To Get Assistance With The Cost?

It Is About Using The Exelon Patch And How To Get Assistance With The Cost?

I applied for assistance with the Exelon Patch for my 91-year-old husband, who has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. It was denied on the basis that we have drug insurance. We do not. They sent us forms to fill out to appeal. It has about 4 options. One is go to the VA and one asks about our income and other hard-to-answer questions. I am trying to decide which option to take. I described it a little to my husband and he said I do not need that. Does anyone know whether it does any good… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you! I needed to know that. Well, as you mentioned, that was 8 years ago; perhaps they have improved it more by now. I still am waiting to learn whether we will received assistance with the… read more

posted about 4 years ago