Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Rivamer 6 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.
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Expert advice for Rivamer Capsule
You have been prescribed Rivamer 6 mg Capsule to slow the progression of alzheimer's disease and treat dementia in parkinson's disease.
It does not cure alzheimer's, but may help with brain function and doing daily activities.
Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
It may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Rivamer 6 mg Capsule.
Monitor your body weight regularly as both Rivamer 6 mg Capsule and alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Rivamer 6 mg Capsule affects you.
Inform your doctor if you develop muscle tremors, especially if you have parkinson’s disease.
Rivamer Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Rivamer Capsule
Taking Rivastigmine with alcohol can make you feel sleepy.
Rivamer 6 mg Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Rivamer 6 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Rivamer 6 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Rivamer 6 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rivamer 6 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.
Rivamer 6 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Rivamer 6 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.
If you miss a dose of Rivamer 6 mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Q. Does pilocarpine increase or decrease heart rate?
Pilocarpine can decrease the heart rate. However, it does not increase the heart rate
Q. Does pilocarpine cause weight gain/increase blood pressure?
Pilocarpine increases blood pressure. However, no clinically relevant effect on weight has been reported with the use of pilocarpine
Q. Does pilocarpine help dry eyes?
Yes, pilocarpine helps dry eyes by increasing the production of tears
Q. Does pilocarpine work?
Pilocarpine acts by increasing the activity of chemical acetylcholine, thereby, increasing the secretion from various glands including salivary glands and tear glands. Due to its cholinergic effect, it also constricts the pupil of the eye and improves the outflow of aqueous humor (fluid in within the eye) contributing to reduction in eyeball pressure
Q. Does pilocarpine cause blurred vision/hair loss?
Yes, pilocarpine causes blurred vision. But it does not cause hair loss
Q. How does pilocarpine affect heart rate?
Pilocarpine decreases heart rate by increasing the effect of a chemical called as acetylcholine
Q. How does pilocarpine lower intraocular pressure?
Pilocarpine lowers intraocular pressure by constricting the ciliary muscle of the eyes, therefore increasing the outflow of fluid (aqueous humor) from posterior part of the eye.