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Active ingredients: rivastigmine
What it is used for
EXELON / PROMETAX is indicated for the treatment of patients with mild, moderate and severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Transdermal
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Circular 5 cm2 transdermal drug delivery system, beige backing film, bi-layer adhesive matrix and an oversized rectangular over-lapping release liner with dimples. The backing layer is labelled with "Exelon Patch 5 (rivastigmine) and AMCX."
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on February 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient rivastigmine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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