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Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule

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Introduction of Rivasmine Capsule

Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and memory loss in Parkinson's disease. It helps to improve memory, intellectual ability, behaviour and the ability to perform daily activities which prevents Alzheimer's from getting worse.

Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger involved in transmission of nerve signals. It is taken by mouth with food to avoid stomach upset. However, take it at the same time each day to maintain consistent level of medicine in the blood. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You should finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes nausea, weakness, urinary retention and loss of appetite. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It may cause diarrhea, so drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated. This medicine may also cause weight loss, so if you lose weight, consult a dietitian or try to increase your food portion. Take it with caution if you are suffering from peptic ulcers as it may cause vomiting or bleeding in stomach.

Uses of Rivasmine Capsule

Rivasmine Capsule side effects

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

How to use Rivasmine 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. Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Rivasmine Capsule works

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Rivasmine 3 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.

Rivasmine Capsule related warnings

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor. Taking Rivastigmine with alcohol can make you feel sleepy.
Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have underlying kidney diseases as close monitoring is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Rivasmine 3 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 Rivasmine Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Rivasmine 3 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 Rivasmine 3 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 Rivasmine 3 mg Capsule.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Rivasmine 3 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

Taking Rivasmine with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Rivasmine

Parkinson's disease tremors ,Insomnia.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Use Dhanadanayanadi kashayam 15ml twice a day with 15 ml water before food and Zandopa 10 grams twice a day witk milk after food and Tab Dhanvantari Vati 1-0-1 after food for 2 months
treatment for Parkinson's disease taking now syndopa cr 125, raslect n other medicine isn't this disease fully curable pls help n give u r opinion
Dr. Ravindra Srivastava
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Q. How long does Rivasmine take to work?

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

Q. How should Rivasmine be taken?

Always take the medicine as directed by your doctor. Usually Rivasmine 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 Rivasmine?

Yes, antacids can be taken while taking Rivasmine as they do not interfere with the working of Rivasmine. Moreover, Rivasmine 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 Rivasmine?

Taking more than the recommended doses of Rivasmine 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 Rivasmine, seek immediate medical attention.

Q. Does Rivasmine cause drowsiness?

Yes, Rivasmine 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 Rivasmine?

You should not stop or change the dose of Rivasmine 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 Rivasmine cause hallucinations?

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

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