When you're thinking about what treatment might be right for your loved one, it's good to know that rivastigmine, the active ingredient in Exelon Patch, has been studied for over a decade in clinical trials. Exelon Patch was also shown to benefit cognition, which includes things like memory, reasoning, understanding, and communication, as well as improve overall function.
Exelon Patch is the only mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease medicine that comes in the form of a patch. It releases medication smoothly and continuously for 24 hours. And since it's a patch, it may be ideal if your loved one has trouble swallowing pills. Most pills have to be taken with meals. Exelon Patch doesn't. It's absorbed through the skin, bypassing the digestive tract.