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Common Exelon Side Effects


The most commonly reported Exelon side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Death (469)
Fall (317)
Vomiting (289)
Confusional State (243)
Nausea (222)
Dizziness (191)
Cerebrovascular Accident (177)
Pneumonia (175)
Diarrhoea (166)
Asthenia (164)
Malaise (149)
Agitation (144)
Hallucination (142)
Aggression (123)
Decreased Appetite (120)
Gait Disturbance (111)
Weight Decreased (106)
Dyspnoea (105)
Syncope (104)
Abnormal Behaviour (101)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Exelon Side Effects Reported to FDA



Exelon Side Effect Report#9998039
This is a report of a 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type, who was treated with Exelon Patch (dosage: 4.6 Mg, Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Exelon Patch treatment in female patients, resulting in Death side effect.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9993381
Parkinson^s Disease, Gait Disturbance, Vascular Dementia, Amnesia, Disturbance In Attention
This report suggests a potential Exelon Patch Parkinson^s Disease side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Exelon Patch (dosage: 13.3 Mg, Qd) starting 2011. After starting Exelon Patch the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Parkinson^s Disease, Gait Disturbance, Vascular Dementia, Amnesia, Disturbance In AttentionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Exelon Patch demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Parkinson^s Disease, may still occur.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9967721
Blood Cholinesterase Decreased, Sputum Retention, Dyspnoea, Nausea, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Monocyte Count Increased, Lymphocyte Count Increased, Haematocrit Decreased, Blood Albumin Decreased
This Blood Cholinesterase Decreased problem was reported by a pharmacist from JP. A 91-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type,hypertension. On
Jun 05, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Exelon Patch (dosage: 18 Mg, Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Diovan (80 Mg, Unk)
  • Luprac (4 Mg, Unk)
  • Amlodipine (2.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Warfarin//warfarin Potassium (1.25 Mg, Unk)
  • Aspara K (600 Mg, Unk)
When using Exelon Patch, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Blood Cholinesterase Decreased, Sputum Retention, Dyspnoea, Nausea, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Monocyte Count Increased, Lymphocyte Count Increased, Haematocrit Decreased, Blood Albumin DecreasedThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Blood Cholinesterase Decreased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9961488
Metastases To Central Nervous System, Convulsion, Grip Strength Decreased, Neoplasm Malignant
This Metastases To Central Nervous System side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 76-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type.The patient was prescribed Exelon Patch (drug dosage: 4.6 Mg, (9mg/5cm2 )), which was initiated on 201303. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cefixime (1 Df, Unk)
  • Cardizem (90 Mg, Qd)
  • Metformin (3 Df, Unk)
.After starting to take Exelon Patch the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Metastases To Central Nervous System, Convulsion, Grip Strength Decreased, Neoplasm MalignantThese side effects may potentially be related to Exelon Patch. The patient was hospitalized.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9952577
Visual Impairment, Loss Of Consciousness, Pulse Absent, Hypotension, Dyskinesia, Tremor, Asthenia, Weight Increased, Somnolence
This is a report of a 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type, who was treated with Exelon Patch (dosage: 4.6 Mg, Daily (patch 5 Cm2), start time:
Sep 15, 2012), combined with:
  • Depakote (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Levothyroxine (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Ativan (Unk Ukn, Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Visual Impairment, Loss Of Consciousness, Pulse Absent, Hypotension, Dyskinesia, Tremor, Asthenia, Weight Increased, Somnolence after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Exelon Patch treatment in female patients, resulting in Visual Impairment side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9943079
Pulmonary Embolism
This report suggests a potential Exelon Pulmonary Embolism side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 91-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Exelon (dosage: Unk Ukn, Unk) starting NS. After starting Exelon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pulmonary EmbolismAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Exelon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may still occur.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9942274
Bladder Cancer
This Bladder Cancer problem was reported by a physician from JP. A 86-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type. On
Feb 17, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Exelon (dosage: 3 Step Titration). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Memary (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Yokukansan (75 G, Unk)
  • Hirudoid
  • Cravit (250 Mg, Bid)
When using Exelon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Bladder CancerAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Bladder Cancer, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9937209
Fall, Bradycardia
This Fall side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 80-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type.The patient was prescribed Exelon Patch (drug dosage: 4.6 Mg, Qd (every 24 Hours)), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Exelon Patch the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Fall, BradycardiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Exelon Patch. The patient was hospitalized.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9935765
Fracture, Fall, Dizziness
This is a report of a 84-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type, who was treated with Exelon Patch (dosage: 1.9 Mg/24 Hours (4.5 Mg Daily), start time:
Apr 12, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Fracture, Fall, Dizziness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Exelon Patch treatment in female patients, resulting in Fracture side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9935658
Pulmonary Embolism, Urinary Incontinence
This report suggests a potential Exelon Patch Pulmonary Embolism side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from SI was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: parkinson^s disease,off label use and used Exelon Patch (dosage: 9.5 Mg, Qd (24 Hr)) starting NS. After starting Exelon Patch the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pulmonary Embolism, Urinary IncontinenceAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Exelon Patch demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may still occur.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9935266
Dementia, Aspiration
This Dementia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BD. A 78-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dementia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Exelon Patch (dosage: 5cm Patch (4.6mg/24hours) Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Exelon Patch, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dementia, AspirationThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dementia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9935246
This Death side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 73-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dementia.The patient was prescribed Exelon Patch (drug dosage: Unk Ukn, Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Exelon Patch the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: These side effects may potentially be related to Exelon Patch.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9934978
Urosepsis, Aspiration, Bronchopneumonia, Sneezing
This is a report of a 86-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type,hypovitaminosis, who was treated with Exelon Patch (dosage: 01 Df, Daily, start time: 201202), combined with:
  • Vitamin B12 (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Finasteride (Unk Ukn, Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Urosepsis, Aspiration, Bronchopneumonia, Sneezing after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Exelon Patch treatment in male patients, resulting in Urosepsis side effect.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9934841
Cerebellar Atrophy, Stress, Tremor
This report suggests a potential Exelon Patch Cerebellar Atrophy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: memory impairment and used Exelon Patch (dosage: 9.5 Mg, 1 Patch Daily) starting 201208. After starting Exelon Patch the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cerebellar Atrophy, Stress, TremorAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Exelon Patch demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cerebellar Atrophy, may still occur.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9934460
Infarction, Venous Occlusion
This Infarction problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 77-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type. On 2011 this consumer started treatment with Exelon Patch (dosage: 9.5 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Depakote (Unk Ukn, Unk)
When using Exelon Patch, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Infarction, Venous OcclusionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Infarction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9931143
Dyspnoea, Decreased Appetite
This Dyspnoea side effect was reported by a health professional from JP. A 82-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: senile dementia,memory impairment.The patient was prescribed Exelon Patch (drug dosage: 1.9 Mg/24 Hours (4.5 Mg Daily)), which was initiated on 201402. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Exelon Patch the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dyspnoea, Decreased AppetiteThese side effects may potentially be related to Exelon Patch. The patient was hospitalized.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9926962
Aneurysm, Aortic Arteriosclerosis, Daydreaming
This is a report of a 89-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type,hypertension,cardiac failure, who was treated with Exelon Patch (dosage: 9.5 Mg/24 Hours (18 Mg/10cm2 Daily), start time: 201306), combined with:
  • Losartan (2 Df, Daily)
  • Carvedilol (2 Df, Daily)
  • Amitriptyline (1 Df, Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Aneurysm, Aortic Arteriosclerosis, Daydreaming after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Exelon Patch treatment in female patients, resulting in Aneurysm side effect.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9926246
Pneumonia, Femoral Neck Fracture, Pyrexia
This report suggests a potential Exelon Patch Pneumonia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from RS was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type,extrapyramidal disorder and used Exelon Patch (dosage: 9.5 Mg Once A Day) starting 2012. After starting Exelon Patch the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pneumonia, Femoral Neck Fracture, PyrexiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Mirapexin (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Lyrica (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Rivotril (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Madopar (Unk Ukn, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Exelon Patch demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pneumonia, may still occur.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9922576
Bradycardia
This Bradycardia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 91-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type,schizophrenia. On
Aug 30, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Exelon Patch (dosage: 9.5 Mg/24 Hours (10 Cm)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Quetiapin (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Elkar (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Xalatan (Unk Ukn, Unk)
When using Exelon Patch, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: BradycardiaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Bradycardia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9922129
Pyrexia, Diarrhoea, Headache, Syncope, Vomiting
This Apparent Death side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 89-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type.The patient was prescribed Exelon (drug dosage: 4 Df (4 Capsules), 2 In Morning And 2 At Night), which was initiated on 201306. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Exelon Patch (9.5 Mg /24 Hours (18 Mg Daily))
  • Losartan (2 Df, Daily)
  • Carvedilol (2 Df, Daily)
  • Amitriptyline (1 Df, Daily)
.After starting to take Exelon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pyrexia, Diarrhoea, Headache, Syncope, VomitingThese side effects may potentially be related to Exelon.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9921326
Cerebrovascular Accident, Deformity, Hand Deformity
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: memory impairment,dementia alzheimer^s type,asthma,gastric disorder, who was treated with Exelon (dosage: 1 Df, (3 Mg) Daily, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cerebrovascular Accident, Deformity, Hand Deformity after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Exelon treatment in female patients, resulting in Cerebrovascular Accident side effect. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9921323
Depression, Cognitive Disorder
This report suggests a potential Exelon Patch Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 86-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: cognitive disorder,dementia alzheimer^s type and used Exelon Patch (dosage: 9.5 Mg Daily (10 Cm2)) starting
Feb 04, 2014. After starting Exelon Patch the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Depression, Cognitive DisorderAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Exelon Patch demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9921306
Abnormal Behaviour, Blood Pressure Increased, Restlessness
This Abnormal Behaviour problem was reported by a physician from FI. A 81-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type. On 201203 this consumer started treatment with Exelon (dosage: 4.5 Mg, Bid). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Exelon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Abnormal Behaviour, Blood Pressure Increased, RestlessnessThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abnormal Behaviour, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9920365
Dyspnoea, Aphagia, Asthenia
This Dyspnoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BD. A 85-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dementia.The patient was prescribed Exelon Patch (drug dosage: 5cm (4.6 Mg/24 Hours)), which was initiated on
Jan 19, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Exelon Patch the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dyspnoea, Aphagia, AstheniaThese side effects may potentially be related to Exelon Patch. The patient was hospitalized.
Exelon Side Effect Report#9920313
Sepsis, Fall, Urinary Tract Infection
This is a report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dementia alzheimer^s type, who was treated with Exelon Patch (dosage: 4.6 Mg, Daily, start time:
Mar 15, 2004), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Sepsis, Fall, Urinary Tract Infection after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Exelon Patch treatment in female patients, resulting in Death side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Exelon on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Exelon Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Death 244
Vomiting 222
Fall 211
Nausea 158
Confusional State 139
Diarrhoea 124
Dizziness 115
Malaise 99
Asthenia 91
Cerebrovascular Accident 91

What are common Exelon Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Death 220
Fall 104
Confusional State 103
Pneumonia 98
Cerebrovascular Accident 85
Asthenia 73
Dizziness 73
Agitation 69
Vomiting 67
Aggression 65

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    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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    Exelon reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
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    Exelon Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0078-0323
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameExelon
    Namerivastigmine tartrate
    Dosage FormCAPSULE
    RouteORAL
    On market since20000430
    LabelerNovartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Active Ingredient(s)RIVASTIGMINE TARTRATE
    Strength(s)1.5
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassCholinesterase Inhibitor [EPC],Cholinesterase Inhibitors [MoA]

    Exelon Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 3685

    Exelon safety alerts: 2001

    Reported deaths: 924

    Reported hospitalizations: 1130

    Exelon (rivastigmine tartrate)

    Changes to Prescribing Information for Exelon. The changes provide guidelines for reinitiating therapy in patients who have interrupted treatment with Exelon, to reduce the risk of severe vomiting.

    [January 31, 2001 - Letter - Novartis Pharmaceuticals]

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