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rivastigmine 4.6mg/24h and 9.5mg/24h transdermal Patch

Advice

Following an abbreviated submission

rivastigmine transdermal patch (Exelon®) is accepted for restricted use within NHS Scotland for symptomatic treatment of moderately severe Alzheimer’s dementia only.

It should be used in accordance with guidance from NHS Quality Improvement Scotland on the application of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) technology appraisal number 111. Within this context it is suitable for patients in whom rivastigmine is an appropriate choice of acetylcholinesterase inhibitor and in whom a transdermal patch is an appropriate choice of formulation.

Drug Details

Drug Name: rivastigmine 4.6mg/24h and 9.5mg/24h transdermal Patch
SMC Drug ID: 414/07
Manufacturer: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
Indication: Alzheimer’s dementia
BNF Category:
Sub Category: 4.11 Drugs for dementia
Submission Type: Abbreviated Submission
Status: Superseded
Date Advice Published: 12 November 2007

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