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Drug information on Rivadem (Rivastigmine) from Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Mind)

Rivadem

  Capsule
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Mind)
Generic : Rivastigmine
 45.00
1.5mg
10 Capsules
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Drug Name : Rivastigmine

Rivastigmine(Exelon Patch) generic Rivadem 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.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Rivadem may be prescribed


Side effects of Rivadem

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Rivadem?

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

When is Rivadem not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Rivadem

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.

Other Precautions for Rivadem

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Rivadem

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.



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