Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.

This medicine may cause serious skin reactions such as blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, flaking, itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin. Call you doctor right away if these skin reactions spread beyond the patch size, if they get worse, or if symptoms do not improve within 48 hours after removing the patch.

Having more than one patch on your body at the same time can cause you to get too much of this medicine. Make sure you remove the used patch before wearing a new one to decrease your risk of having serious side effects. If you accidentally use more than one patch at a time, call your doctor right away.

This medicine may cause nausea, severe vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and weight loss. Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you have any concerns. Call your doctor right away if you have severe diarrhea, dry mouth, thirst, unusual tiredness, and less urine than usual. These could be symptoms of dehydration (loss of too much body fluid). Dehydration is more likely to occur if you have diarrhea or vomiting.

This medicine may also increase your risk of having seizures or tremors, stomach or bowel bleeding or ulcers, heart rhythm problems, bladder or urinating problems, or lung or breathing problems. Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you have any concerns.

Before you have any kind of surgery or dental treatment, tell the medical doctor or dentist in charge that you are taking this medicine. Using rivastigmine together with medicines that are sometimes used during surgery or dental treatments may increase the effects of these medicines.

This medicine may cause some people to become dizzy, drowsy, or less alert than they are normally. If any of these side effects occur, do not drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.