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RIVASTIGMINE is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It is used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease.

Common side-effects

• Dizziness
• Loss of appetite
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Diarrhoea I

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Take RIVASTIGMINE with food daily at same time for best results.
• RIVASTIGMINE is not recommended for children and adolescents.
• Your doctor will check your progress with RIVASTIGMINE at regular visits.
• Bring to your doctors notice if you are going to have any surgery as RIVASTIGMINE may exaggerate muscle relaxants effect during anaesthesia.
• Consult your doctor immediately if you experience skin irritation, trembling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or seeing, hearing and feeling things.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medications or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.


Q. How does RIVASTIGMINE work? A. Low levels of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter- chemical which allow nerve cells to communicate with each other) leads to dementia (memory loss). RIVASTIGMINE increases acetylcholine levels in the brain and reduces symptoms of dementia.
Q. Can I take RIVASTIGMINE with diltiazem (used to treat high blood pressure, chest pain, abnormal heart rhythms)? A. No, you are recommended not to take RIVASTIGMINE with diltiazem because taking the two medicines may lower your heart rate and lead to loss of consciousness. Check with your doctor before taking any medicine while taking name->
Q. Does RIVASTIGMINE cause weight loss? A. Yes, RIVASTIGMINE may cause weight loss because adverse gastrointestinal side effects are reported with name-> Digestive issues may lead to loss of appetite and cause weight loss. So, you are recommended to keep a track of your weight while taking name->
Q. What if I forget to take RIVASTIGMINE? A. First, try not to miss a dose of name-> If you forget to take RIVASTIGMINE, skip that dose and take the regular dose the next time. Do not take the forgotten dose with the prescribed dose. If you have not taken RIVASTIGMINE continuously for 3 days, then talk to your doctor as treatment may need to be restarted.
Q. Can I stop taking RIVASTIGMINE on my own? A. No, please do not stop taking RIVASTIGMINE on your own. Leaving it in the midway can make your illness come back or get worse. Hence, you are suggested to take as long as your doctor tells you to take.