rivastigmine patches

gazgod32

Registered User
May 12, 2015
1
my Father has had Exelon patches for the last 4 years or so - they are excellent for his condition but they keep detaching . They are 24 hour ones but only stay stuck on for 4 to 6 hours . My Father has dry skin but i have started using moisturising washing liquid, (Sanex ) , but they still fail to stick on for the full 24 hours . Has anyone else had this problem ? can anyone offer advice on how to keep them stuck on . thank you .
 

Izzy

Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
60,425
Dundee
my Father has had Exelon patches for the last 4 years or so - they are excellent for his condition but they keep detaching . They are 24 hour ones but only stay stuck on for 4 to 6 hours . My Father has dry skin but i have started using moisturising washing liquid, (Sanex ) , but they still fail to stick on for the full 24 hours . Has anyone else had this problem ? can anyone offer advice on how to keep them stuck on . thank you .
My husband wouldn't tolerate the patches and they gave him capsules. Would these be of any use to your father?
 

gazgod

Registered User
Oct 8, 2013
3
My husband wouldn't tolerate the patches and they gave him capsules. Would these be of any use to your father?
Hi Izzy , we tried capsules but they got spat out , he would not take them . we tried liquid too , that just got dribbled out and i never knew if he had the full dose or not . the patches are the answer but getting them to stick on properly is a challenge !! thanks for replying , all the best to you both .
 

Izzy

Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
60,425
Dundee
Hi Izzy , we tried capsules but they got spat out , he would not take them . we tried liquid too , that just got dribbled out and i never knew if he had the full dose or not . the patches are the answer but getting them to stick on properly is a challenge !! thanks for replying , all the best to you both .
Ah, what a pity. Nothing's ever easy, is it!?:rolleyes: