I'm not a doctor so I'm not qualified to give you information about any interaction. Instead, I would suggest that you talk to the loved one's primary care doctor about any possible interactions, especially if either of these prescriptions were given by another doctor (such as a neurologist). In my experience, the medical community doesn't communicate well among themselves. For instance, my mom's pulmonoligist didn't hear from her primary care physician after Mom (who also suffered from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) had been in the hospital with early stages of pneumonia. Fortunately, Mom was at a nursing home which had some great nurses, so they would keep an eye out for medications that might not interact well.
So you will have to ask these type of questions and keep all of the medical careteam informed as different medications are prescribed.
Take care and keep us posted!
I have never seen the Exelon patch, but my father-in-law had taken both namenda and exelon together last year. In fact he took them both for 1 year and half. He could not take aricept, so he took namenda instead. taking namenda and exelon together help to delay the symptoms of Alzheimers. However he cannot take them anymore because he was too confused after taking them last September. During the course he took them, he was quite alert and he himself admitted it worked wonders in his brain. But these drugs only delay the symptoms for 6 months to 1 year (3 years the longest but it is not certain.)
Exelon patch is for people who cannot take it orally so they put the patch on the skin to make it easier to take.
If you have alzheimers, you can take aricept, namenda or exelon and others. There are at least 5 kinds of drugs available for Alzheimers. They are not for cures but they help to relieve the symptoms.
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