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Pharmaceutical company, Novartis, has the first FDA approved patch for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The advantage of a patch is that medication is released on a more consistent basis than when the medication is given orally. Because the medication is absorbed through the skin, and enters the blood stream directly, the patient’s tolerability is improved.

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There are important warnings from the manufacturer, Novartis. There appears to be concern when the Alzheimer’s skin patch is used with anti-depressants.