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    Information about Rivastigmine

    Rivastigmine uses

    Rivastigmine is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

    How rivastigmine works

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

    Common side effects of rivastigmine

    Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Swati Mishra
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Khushbu Goel
    DM, MD
    Last updated on:
    11 Nov 2019 | 12:34 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Rivastigmine

    • You have been prescribed Rivastigmine 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 Rivastigmine.
    • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Rivastigmine 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)