Donepezil vs Exelon

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Donepezil is used to treat confusion (dementia) related to Alzheimer's disease. It does not cure Alzheimer's disease, but it may improve memory, awareness, and the ability to function. This medication is an enzyme blocker that works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.Rivastigmine is used to treat confusion (dementia) related to Alzheimer's disease and to Parkinson's disease. Rivastigmine does not cure either of these diseases, but it may improve memory, awareness, and the ability to perform daily functions. This medication works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
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Veniceinks | 04.12.13
My mother started 10 mg of Donepezil about 3 weeks ago. I've called her neurologist this morning after researching possible side effects. I've had her to the Dr. twice because she has been so weak, depressed, nauseous, loss of appetite, spent entire days in bed, complains of aches/pains, nightmares, talking in her sleep, pale and looks very dehydrated. The Dr. ordered blood work which came back fine and chest X-ray which came back fine... I'm now leaning toward this medicine causing the problems. Be very careful if you give your loved one this medication..
mikepj | 24.11.13
Have been taking donepezil for about 5 weeks. I thought it was helping me, but I am having second thoughts now. The last two nights I have been awaken. I was going to adjust my head to my pillow, but when I lifted my head I felt very dizzy. I tried to sit up in bed, but I couldn't. After I laid there for a few minutes I slowly sat up. Most of the dizziness was gone. I sat in my easy chair for a while and went back to bed and didn't wake up until 8am. This has happened the last 2 nights exactly alike. I don't know whether it was caused by a side effect of the donepezil or maybe by an interaction from another prescription. Right now I am taking oxbutynin, omeprazole, 325mg aspirin, vitamin D and a multi-vitamin.
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I Knew That | 09.09.10
I retired from my law practice after being diagnosed with moderate cognative impairment. A year ago my doctor put me on exelon plus namenda plus various vitamins and minerals. I feel far more competent, and my memory is much better. I am glad I retired because I still cannot take stress and my judgment is poor, but for me, this drug has made a huge difference in my own assessment of how much I am impaired. I began to get itchy on the back of my neck, where i wear the patch, awhile ago but the itching went away after i started washing the area more carefully each day. I have been experiencing some bowelo issues which my GP attributes to the exelon, but they are not too bad so far.
blossom9995 | 07.03.08
My 89 year old grandmother took this medication and it improved her qulity of life quite significantly. She began refusing to see the perscribing dr., when the med ran out there was a marked change, reduced energy and loss of interest in most things. I'd say it works