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Rivastigmine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Rivastigmine

Generic Name : Rivastigmine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Rivastigmine are provided here.

Pronunciation : ri va stig meen

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Rivastigmine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.


ICD Code : Y51.8 Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Alzheimer's Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Rivastigmine

India :

International :


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Why is Rivastigmine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a reversible non-competitive inhibitor of acetylcholinestrace, prescribed for mild to moderate dementia in patients with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. It prevents the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine.

When should Rivastigmine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Rivastigmine?

The starting dose (rivastigmine tartrate) is 1.5 mg twice a day (BID).

How should Rivastigmine be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rivastigmine?

•Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney problems, certain heart problems, seizures, stomach or bowel problems, lung or breathing problems, urinary blockage, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or fainting, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Rivastigmine?

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, anorexia, headache, drowsiness, weight loss, asthenia. Agitation, confusion, depression, sweating. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Potential for baldder outflow obstruction.

What are the other precautions for Rivastigmine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Rivastigmine?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.
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