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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rivas 1.5. Please consult your doctor.
Rivas 1.5 is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, the... View More
Rivas 1.5 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Rivas 1.5 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Rivas 1.5 is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rivas 1.5 is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have underl... View More
Rivas 1.5 is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Rivas 1.5 is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have an unde... View More
Rivas 1.5 is used to treat mild to moderate dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive illness which gradually affects memory and thinking. It is al... View More
Uses of Rivas 1.5
- Alzheimer's disease
Side effects of Rivas 1.5
How to use Rivas 1.5
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rivas 1.5 is to be taken with food.
How Rivas 1.5 works
Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Rivas 1.5 is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by ... View More
What if you forget to take Rivas 1.5?
If you miss a dose of Rivas 1.5, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
- You have been prescribed Rivas 1.5 to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
- It does not cure Alzheimer's disease but may help improve brain function and ability to do daily activities.
- It may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking Rivas 1.5.
- Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Rivas 1.5 affects you.
- Be cautious while taking this medicine if you suffer from peptic ulcer as it may cause vomiting, stomach bleeding, stomach pain, or discomfort.
- Inform your doctor if you experience seizures or convulsions while taking this medicine.
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
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