Compare Exelon vs. galantamine
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Exelon (Rivastigmine) works for all stages of dementia caused by Alzheimer's, and the oral version is cheaper than the patch.
Razadyne (galantamine) is a first choice medicine to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, but not everyone responds to it.
- Can be used to treat dementia caused by all stages of Alzheimer's disease.
- Exelon (Rivastigmine) slows the progression of Alzheimer's, including the person's cognitive function and ability to perform the usual daily living activities.
- It also improves behavior disorders related to Alzheimer's.
- Exelon (Rivastigmine) is available as a patch. This form causes fewer stomach problems (like nausea or vomiting).
- The oral capsules are available as a generic medication.
- Razadyne (galantamine) comes in different forms, including liquid, pills, and extended release capsules.
- Razadyne (galantamine) is available as generic.
- Like other medications for dementia, it only slows down the progression of the disease, but it doesn't stop or reverse it.
- You need to take the oral capsules twice a day.
- The patches are brand name only, so they can be expensive.
- If you miss doses of Razadyne (galantamine) for more than 3 days, you have to talk to your doctor since you might have to start taking it over again from the original smallest dose.
- Extended release capsule
- Loss of appetite7%
- Weight loss5%
- Abdominal pain4%
- Muscle tremors
- Ulcers | Bleeding in the stomach
Taking anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
- Slowed heartbeat
History of heart problems