Exelon (Rivastigmine) improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine. People with dementia usually have lower levels of this chemical, which is important for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning. Exelon by Novartis is an FDA approved medication for mild to moderate dementia.
Generic Exelon may also be marketed as: Rivastigmine transdermal.
*Exelon® is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals.