Rivasmine 6mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Rivasmine 6mg Capsule is used to treat mild to moderate dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive illness that gradually affects memory and thinking. It is also used to treat Parkinson’s disease. It does not cure these illnesses but may help improve memory, awareness, and other symptoms.

Your doctor will explain how to take Rivasmine 6mg Capsule and give you the one most suitable for you. Follow the instructions carefully to get the most benefit. The dose may change from time to time to suit your individual needs. You may take it with food, preferably at night before going to bed. It can take up to a few weeks for symptoms to improve so keep taking your medicine regularly. You should not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and indigestion. Some people may experience dizziness, restlessness, and anxiety. You may have side effects more often when you start your treatment or when your dose is increased. Usually, the side effects will slowly go away as your body gets used to the Rivasmine 6mg Capsule. If they are severe or will not go away, you should contact your doctor.

Before using Rivasmine 6mg Capsule, you should tell your doctor if you’ve ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy, or asthma. It may also affect, or be affected by, some other drugs you are using so let your doctor know what these are to be safe. During pregnancy, this medicine should only be taken if it is advised.

Uses of Rivasmine Capsule

Benefits of Rivasmine Capsule

In Alzheimer's disease

In people with Alzheimer’s disease, certain nerve cells die in the brain. This results in lower levels of a chemical called acetylcholine which helps nerve cells to communicate with each other. This leads to symptoms of dementia such as memory loss, confusion, disorientation, problems with speech and language, and personality changes. Rivasmine 6mg Capsule increases the amount of acetylcholine and helps brain cells to communicate. It can, therefore, improve some of the symptoms such as memory, awareness, and the ability to carry out daily functions for a time. However, it is not a cure. You should use the medicine exactly as prescribed. It can take several weeks for your symptoms to improve; so keep using the medicine even if you do not think it is working.

Side effects of Rivasmine Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Rivasmine

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Indigestion
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.

How to use Rivasmine Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rivasmine 6mg 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 6mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rivasmine 6mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rivasmine 6mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rivasmine 6mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Rivasmine 6mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rivasmine 6mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rivasmine 6mg Capsule is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have underlying kidney diseases as close monitoring is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rivasmine 6mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Rivasmine 6mg 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 forget to take Rivasmine Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Rivasmine 6mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Rivasmine 6mg Capsule to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
  • It does not cure Alzheimer's disease but may help improve brain function and ability to do daily activities.
  • It may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Rivasmine 6mg Capsule.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Rivasmine 6mg Capsule affects you.
  • Be cautious while taking this medicine if you suffer from peptic ulcer as it may cause vomiting, stomach bleeding, stomach pain, or discomfort.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience seizures or convulsions while taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Carbamate Derivative
Habit Forming
No

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

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Why the failure of Alzheimer's therapy now a days???
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
as the disese mechanisms are still not defined in absolute terms; still PATIENT is needed and is ongoing
Sir, My father ( an advocate) has developed symptoms of Alzheimer recently and sometimes he takes medicines on his own. He gets weak and unable to walk after taking tablets. Is there any test which can tell which medicines that he took? He takes Ayurved, Allopath, Homeopathy all and does not listen to me. Kindly help
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Dear Sir Thank you for consulting with me. Alzheimer's disease is a difficult disease to handle since patient develops dementia or forgetfulness. There are no blood tests which can tell you which medicines he took. Please consult a neurologist/ Psychiatrist
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FAQs

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.

Q. How long does Rivasmine take to work?

Rivasmine may take as long as 12 weeks to start showing its effect. The effect of the medicine on each individual may differ. The clinical benefits of Rivasmine should be assessed regularly. If after 12 weeks of treatment the symptoms do not improve, stop the medication and consult your doctor.

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; 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. An overdose may also cause confusion, increased sweating and increase in blood pressure. In case you take an overdose of Rivasmine or if you experience any such symptoms, 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. If dizziness continues and bothers you, consult your doctor.

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 3 days, do not continue the medicine without consulting 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 modification. If you do not feel well, consult your doctor.

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