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changing from pill to patch
Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 10:28 AM
Joined: 12/21/2011
Posts: 70

Has anyone experienced a big decline when switching from a pill to a patch on Exelon?  I don't know if it is normal but my mother took a big decline and it happened right around the time we switched meds.  She was rolling along in a pleasant stage 6  but now is moving into 7 - losing words and wanting to 'go home' again.
Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:44 PM
Joined: 10/21/2016
Posts: 2036

It's entirely possible that she has reached the stage of the disease that the medication is no longer helping her.  Has the doctor suggested adding Namenda?  It really helped my DH when he reached stage 6.  He didn't stop any previous meds.
Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 6:55 PM
Joined: 12/21/2011
Posts: 70

Thanks Jjaz. We took her off of Namenda about 5 years ago with no change. She was diagnosed about 14 - 15 years ago.
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