new Alzheimer's drug, Exelon (rivastigmine, Novartis)

You're going to start hearing about the new Alzheimer's drug, Exelon (rivastigmine, Novartis).

Exelon is a cholinesterase inhibitor...similar to Aricept.

These drugs offer modest benefits for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's. They may slightly improve cognitive abilities and delay the need for nursing home placement.

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