Rivamer 1.5 (Rivastigmine)
What is Rivamer 1.5 (Rivastigmine) used for?
Rivamer 1.5 (Rivastigmine) is given to patients suffering from dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's. This drug can help to improve the nerve cell functions in the brain. It does this by preventing the breakdown of a chemical known as acetylcholine, which helps with thinking abilities as well as memories. Low levels of this chemical are normally present in patients suffering from dementia.
How should I use Rivamer 1.5 (Rivastigmine)?
Adult patients taking Rivamer 1.5 (Rivastigmine) capsules may be told to take it twice per day, with their morning and evening meals. However, the dosage can vary for each patient depending on the condition being treated. Your physician may gradually increase your dose, however he or she will normally do this not more than once every two weeks.
What are the side effects of Rivamer 1.5 (Rivastigmine)?
Side effects of Rivamer 1.5 (Rivastigmine) include:
You should consult your physician if you notice any other side effects while taking this drug.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Rivamer 1.5 (Rivastigmine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.