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Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Ritas Capsule

Ritas Capsule side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

How to use Ritas Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Ritas Capsule works

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) involved in transmmission of nerve signals. This improves memory and thinking.

Ritas Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule. Taking Rivastigmine with alcohol can make you feel sleepy.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease as close monitoring is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
SAFE
Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying liver disease as close monitoring is advised while you are taking this medicine.

What if you miss a dose of Ritas Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
  • It does not cure Alzheimer's but may help with brain function and doing daily activities.
  • It may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Ritas 1.5 mg Capsule affects you.
  • Be cautious while taking this medicine if you suffered from peptic ulcer as it may cause vomiting, gastro bleeding, stomach pain, or discomfort.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience seizures or convulsions while taking this medicine.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ritas

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MEDICINE CONTROLS THE SYMTOMS. IF MEDICINES FAIL TO CONTROL THE DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION SURGERY IS BEING DONE.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Ritas take to work?

Ritas may take as long as 12 weeks to begin working. Response to the medicine differs from person to person. The clinical benefits of Ritas should be assessed regularly. If after 12 weeks of treatment the symptoms do not improve, Ritas should be stopped.

Q. How should Ritas be taken?

Always take the medicine as directed by your doctor. Usually Ritas is prescribed to be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening, with food. Swallow the whole capsule with water and do not open or crush the capsule. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Q. Is it okay to take antacids while taking Ritas?

Yes, antacids can be taken while taking Ritas as they do not interfere with the working of Ritas. Moreover, Ritas may cause increased acid secretion in the stomach in some patients. Your doctor may prescribe an antacid to relieve this acidity.

Q. What will happen if I take more than the recommended doses of Ritas?

Taking more than the recommended doses of Ritas may cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, dizziness, tremor, headache, sleepiness, hallucinations, and malaise. Higher doses may also cause confusion, increased sweating, and increase in blood pressure. In case you take an overdose of Ritas, seek immediate medical attention.

Q. Does Ritas cause drowsiness?

Yes, Ritas can cause drowsiness or sleepiness, especially at the start of treatment or when increasing the dose. If you feel dizzy or sleepy, do not drive, use machines or perform any tasks that require your attention.

Q. Can I stop taking Ritas?

You should not stop or change the dose of Ritas without consulting your doctor. However, if treatment is interrupted for more than three days, then do not take the medicine and consult your doctor. The doctor will re-initiate the treatment with a low dose twice a day. The dose can then be increased gradually as was done previously.

Q. Can Ritas cause hallucinations?

Yes, Ritas can cause hallucinations. However, hallucinations are reported very rarely with the use of Ritas, which means they occur in very few people. It may usually occur shortly after dose increase.

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