Exelon®

(Exelon®, Rivastigmine)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Capsules
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral solution (generic Rivastigmine)
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Consider changing patients to Rivastigmine oral solution or patches.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Rivastigmine
Usual formulation brand names
Exelon®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes - oral solution (generic Rivastigmine)
Are specials or imports available?
No
Liquid strengths
2mg/mL (generic Rivastigmine)
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider changing the patient to rivastigmine patches if suitable. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Notes
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