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Rivastigmine

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Rivastigmine (sold under the trade name Exelon among others) is a acetylcholinesterase inhibitor used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's. The drug can be administered orally or via a transdermal patch; the latter form reduces the prevalence of side effects, which typically include nausea and vomiting.The drug is eliminated through the urine, and appears to have relatively few drug-drug interactions.It was patented in 1985 and came into medical use in 1997.

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