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What are the side effects of Exelon?

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Exelon® (rivastigmine) is a prescription drug for treating the early or middle stages of Alzheimer's disease. It works by increasing brain levels of acetylcholine, a chemical important in memory, learning, and thinking.

People generally tolerate Exelon® well. Its most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, reduced appetite, weakness, weight loss, nausea and dizziness. Taking Exelon® with a full meal can help reduce stomach upset and nausea. Slowly increasing the dose with your doctor's approval can also decrease stomach upset and nausea. Talk to your doctor if any of these side effects occur and don't improve. Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

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