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Exelon and Rivastigmine

Identifier

005251

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 151

Background

A description of the experience

Rivastigmine

Rivastigmine is sold under the trade name Exelon

It is not quite the same as Donezepil being a cholinesterase inhibitor that inhibits both butyrylcholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase (unlike donepezil, which selectively inhibits acetylcholinesterase).  It is used  to treat mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer’s type and dementia due to Parkinson's disease.

The objective of the drug is to “allow patients to remain independent and ‘be themselves’ for longer”. Ironically, given the fact it can produce hallucinations, it has been used for “those with the  more aggressive course of disease, such as those with a younger age of onset, a poor nutritional status, or those experiencing symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations

Side effects may include nausea and vomiting.

On Jan, 01, 2017 4,448 people reported to have side effects when taking Exelon.  Among them, 120 people (2.7%) have Hallucination

On Jan, 24, 2017 1,170 people reported to have side effects when taking Rivastigmine.  Among them, 31 people (2.65%) have Hallucination

The source of the experience

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Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Alzheimers disease drugs

Suppressions

Acetylcholine and its ligands

Commonsteps

References