NCLEX RN Practice Question # 773

NCLEX Examination.

Practice question # 773.


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Exelon (rivastigmine) Uses:

Treatment of mild to severe dementia of Alzheimer’s or mild to moderate dementia of Parkinson’s disease. OFF-LABEL: Lewy body dementia.


Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to other carbamate derivatives (e.g., neostigmine), history of application site reactions with rivastigmine. Cautions:  Peptic ulcer disease, concurrent use of NSAIDs, sick sinus syndrome, bradycardia or supraventricular conduction defects, urinary obstruction, seizure disorders, asthma, COPD, pts with body weight less than 50 kg.



Frequent (47%–17%): Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, headache, anorexia.

Occasional (13%–6%): Abdominal pain, insomnia, dyspepsia (heartburn, indigestion, epigastric pain), confusion, UTI, depression.

Rare (5%– 3%): Anxiety, drowsiness, constipation, malaise, hallucinations, tremor, flatulence, rhinitis, hypertension, flu-like symptoms, weight loss, syncope.

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