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Composition for Rivadem Products

Rivadem Products are primarily used for

About Rivadem Products

Uses of Rivadem Products

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

Rivadem Products side effects


Side Effects of Rivadem are Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion, Loss of appetite.

How Rivadem Products work

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.

Patient Concerns about Rivadem Products

Frequently asked questions about Rivadem Products

Frequently asked questions about Rivastigmine

Q. How long does Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule take to work?
Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule may take as long as 12 weeks to begin working. Response to the medicine differs from person to person. The clinical benefits of Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule should be assessed regularly. If after 12 weeks of treatment the symptoms do not improve, Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule should be stopped.
Q. How should Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule be taken?
Always take the medicine as directed by your doctor. Usually, Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule 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 Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule?
Yes, antacids can be taken while taking Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule as they do not interfere with the working of Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule. Moreover, Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule 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 Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule?
Taking more than the recommended doses of Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule may cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, dizziness, tremor, headache, sleepiness, hallucinations, and malaise. Higher doses may also cause confusion, increased sweating, and an increase in blood pressure. In case you take an overdose of Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule, seek immediate medical attention.
Q. Does Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule cause drowsiness?
Yes, Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule 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 Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule?
You should not stop or change the dose of Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule 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 Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule cause hallucinations?
Yes, Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule can cause hallucinations. However, hallucinations are reported very rarely with the use of Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule, which means they occur in very few people. It may usually occur shortly after dose increase.

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