Alzheimer`s Disease/Exelon side effects


Michalene, my 80 yr old mother takes many of the typical meds for someone her age. She also takes a couple meds for Alzheimer's. Approx 6 wks ago, her doc added Exelon patch to the regimen. The patch always leaves a mark, but recently she's been bruising & itching a lot. I don't find those to be side effects of Exelon, but at a loss for possible cause. She obviously needs to see doctor again soon, but I'm interested in your thoughts. Thanks.

Hello Ed,

Thank you for writing.  

I often receive questions on medications, and possible side effects thereof, that i just can't answer because i am not a physician.  I've learned not to "speculate" but rather strongly urge either a second opinion or be seen by a Dermatologist that may be able to help.  

I do know that i personally have a Latex allergy, and any type of patch medication may irritate that allergy.   Again, i would suggest a second opinion.

With Best Regards,

Michalene Peticca, MA  

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Michalene Peticca


I'd be happy to help with any questions about Alzheimer's or Dementia diseases. I can also help with Medicare, Long term care & other insurance questions.


I have my Masters degree in Geriatrics and am credentialed through the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Pennstate Milton Hershey hospital and the American Geriatrics Society. I've been in healthcare for over 20 years and worked directly with Alzheimer's and Dementia individuals for most of that time. I am also a licensed insurance agent in PA and MD. Currently i train healthcare professionals to care for Alzheimer and Dementia individuals and i have been a care manager for guardianship services in PA

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