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Rivastigmine

Rivastigmine Information

Rivastigmine Benefits & Uses

Rivastigmine is used to treat the following -

Rivastigmine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Rivastigmine

Rivastigmine

Rivastigmine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Rivastigmine is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Increased saliva production
  4. Fainting
  5. Indigestion सामान्य
  6. Convulsion
  7. Confusion
  8. Hallucinations
  9. Weight Loss
  10. Anxiety Mild
  11. Restlessness

Rivastigmine Related Warnings

Is the use of Rivastigmine safe for pregnant women?

Rivastigmine is safe to take during pregnancy.

Safe

Is the use of Rivastigmine safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Rivastigmine on breastfeeding women are very mild.

Mild

What is the effect of Rivastigmine on the Kidneys?

Rivastigmine may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Rivastigmine on the Liver?

Rivastigmine may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Rivastigmine on the Heart?

Rivastigmine is completely safe for the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Rivastigmine with Other Drugs

Rivastigmine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Caffeine,Chlorpheniramine,Paracetamol,Phenylephrine

    Amoxapine

    Dextromethorphan

    Amantadine

    Rivastigmine Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Rivastigmine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Allergy
    2. Liver Disease
    3. Kidney Disease
    4. Asthma
    5. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    6. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    7. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
    8. Peptic Ulcer

    Frequently asked Questions about Rivastigmine

    Is this Rivastigmine habit forming or addictive?

    No, there is no any evidence that Rivastigmine is addictive.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Rivastigmine as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Rivastigmine only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Rivastigmine has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

    Yes

    Rivastigmine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Rivastigmine

    Taking Rivastigmine with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Rivastigmine

    Taking Rivastigmine with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Exelon® (rivastigmine tartrate)
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 108
    3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1110-1112