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Exelon Patch (Rivastigmine)

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Exelon Patch (rivastigmine transdermal system) is used to treat dementia of the Alzheimer's type and dementia associated with Parkinson's disease.


Use the patch as instructed by your doctor. Carefully read the information that comes with your Exelon Patch prescription. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any questions or concerns you may have. 

Exelon Patch comes in three strengths: 4.6 mg/24 hours, 9.5 mg/24 hours, and 13.3 mg/24 hours. Your doctor will recommend an appropriate dosage for you.

Exelon Patch Dose: Place one Exelon Patch onto undamaged, clean, dry, and hairless skin and leave it on for 24 hours. Do not apply the patch to areas of the body where the patch can be rubbed off by clothing. Remove the patch and apply a new one every 24 hours at the same time each day. Use a different application site every day. The same area may be used, but not the same spot for at least 2 weeks after your last patch application.

After you bathe, swim, or shower, check your patch to ensure that it is not loose. If your patch falls off, you may put on a new patch right away and remove it the next day at the usual time. Overlays, bandages, or tape should not be used to keep the Exelon Patch from falling off.

If a dose is missed or you forget to change your Exelon Patch, you may place your patch as soon as you remember. Avoid placing 2 patches to make up for the missed dose. Contact your doctor if you miss more than 3 doses. Always take off your old patch and discard it before applying a new patch.

Use only one patch once a day. Too much medicine in your body can occur if you apply more than one patch at one time. If you apply more than one patch at one time, call your doctor right away. If you are unable to get in contact with your doctor, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or immediately go to your nearest emergency room.

Avoid touching your eyes after you touch the Exelon Patch. Do not be in the sun, saunas, or sunrooms for prolonged duration.


Rivastigmine is the active ingredient in each Exelon Patch. Acrylic copolymer, poly (butylmethacrylate, methylmethacrylate), silicon adhesive applied to a flexible polymer backing film, silicone oil, and vitamin E are other components included in each patch.


Do not use Exelon Patch if you are allergic to rivastigmine, carbamate derivatives, or other components of the patch.

Do not use Exelon Patch if you have had reactions at the application site after using Exelon Patch.


  • Before you start treatment with Exelon Patch, talk to your doctor about the following:
    • All the prescription and nonprescription medications you take
    • Your allergies
    • Your medical history and current health conditions
    • Your pregnancy or breastfeeding status
  • Applying multiple patches at one time can cause hospitalization and possibly death. 
  • Severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and weight loss can occur during treatment with Exelon Patch. 
  • Reactions at the application site can occur with the use of Exelon Patch. 
  • Extrapyramidal symptoms may occur or worsen and symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as tremor may worsen with the use of Exelon Patch.
  • Seizures may occur with the use of Exelon Patch.
  • The risk of peptic ulcers and bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract may be increased with the use of Exelon Patch. Seek medical care right away if you have dark, tarry stools or you have blood in your vomit.
  • Significant succinylcholine-type muscle relaxation can occur during anesthesia in patients who use Exelon Patch.
  • Exelon Patch can cause low heart rate.
  • Exelon Patch should be used with caution in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how the medication affects you.

Side Effects

Exelon Patch side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, these are not all the side effects that can occur with Exelon Patch. Contact your doctor right away if you develop side effects that are bothersome or persistent.

With a valid prescription from your doctor, you can buy Exelon Patch online at a competitive cost at Canada Drugs Direct.


Exelon Patch (rivastigmine transdermal system). East Hanover, NJ: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; 2020.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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