Rivacap is used to treat mild to moderate dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive illness which gradually affects memory and thinking. It is also... View More
Uses of Rivacap
Side effects of Rivacap
How to use Rivacap
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rivacap is to be taken with food.
How Rivacap works
Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Rivacap is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by in... View More
What if you forget to take Rivacap?
If you miss a dose of Rivacap, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Severe dementia in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson Dementia
Should be taken with food.
Alzheimer Dementia Oral Indicated for mild-to-moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type Initial: 1.5 mg PO q12hr Increase by 1.5 mg/dose q2Weeks; no... View More
Transdermal Renal impairment: No dosage adjustment required
Hypersensitivity to other carbamate derivatives. Severe hepatic impairment.
Mode of Action
Rivastigmine reversibly inhibits hydrolysis of acetylcholine by cholinesterases thus increasing acetylcholine present in the CNS. It is selective for th... View More
Patients with sick sinus syndrome or conduction defects, resp diseases. Cholinergic stimulation may increase gastric acid secretion. May exacerbate urin... View More
>10% Nausea (PO 47%; patch 21%),Vomiting (PO 31%; patch 6-19%),Dizziness (PO 21%; patch 2-7%),Diarrhea (PO 19%; patch 6-10%),Headache (PO 17%; patch 3-... View More
Not to be used with other cholinomimetic drugs that might interfere with the activity of anticholinergic medications. May exaggerate the effects of succ... View More