Rivadem

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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 and dementia in Parkinson's disease.

Rivadem Products side effects

Common

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

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.

In Depth Information for Rivadem Products

Expert advice for Rivadem Products

  • You have been prescribed Rivadem 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.
  • 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 Rivadem.
  • Monitor your body weight regularly as both Rivadem and  Alzheimer's disease can cause weight loss.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Rivadem affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop muscle tremors, especially if you have Parkinson’s disease.

Patient Concerns about Rivadem Products

Frequently asked questions about Rivadem Products

Frequently asked questions about Rivastigmine

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.

Products for Rivadem

Rivadem 3mg Capsule
strip of 10 capsules
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
MRP
65
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Rivadem 1.5mg Capsule
strip of 10 capsules
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
MRP
57.25
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