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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.
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
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 ?
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
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
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
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
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