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Rivastigmine Generic

US Brand Name Generic Exelon
Generic Name Rivastigmine Tartrate
Other Brand Name Exelon, Rivamer
Packing 10
Manufacturer Cipla, Novartis India, Sun Pharma
Form Tablet, Capsule
Strength 1.5 mg, 3 mg, 4.5 mg, 6 mg
Country India

  • 30 Tablet or Capsule 1.5 mg $8.70
  • 30 Tablet or Capsule 3 mg $11.70
  • 30 Tablet or Capsule 4.5 mg $26.70
  • 30 Tablet or Capsule 6 mg $38.70
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Introduction

Being a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor, Rivastigmine Tartrate is used by doctors for giving treatment to patients suffering from mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Generally, in Alzheimer's disease some physical changes take place in the brain of the patient and these physical changes obstruct the flow of information to the brain and interfere with the mental functions like memory, thinking, and behavior. Rivastigmine Tartrate, with combination with acetylcholine, temporarily improves the brain function.

Drug Identification

Rivastigmine Tartrate under the brand name of Exelon comes in the form of capsules and oral solutions to be taken by mouth. It is a fine crystalline powder which is freely soluble in water, ethanol and acetonitrile. It is slightly soluble in n-octanol and has very low solubility with acetate. It is white to off white in color.

Indications

Exelon capsules and oral solutions are indicated for the treatment of dementia. Patients suffering from dementia are found with impairment of the executive functions of the brain like memory retrieval and attention.

Mechanism of Action

Being composed of high content of acetylcholine, Rivastigmine Tartrate enhances cholinergic function by exerting its therapeutic effect on the neuronal pathways of the brain which are projected from the basal forebrain to the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. Even though its positive results in cases of dementia of Alzheimer type, it cannot completely check the progress of the disease. So, its effect may be lessen with the advancement of the disease.

Dosage

Referring to your doctor is the best way to know the right dosage for you as dosage of such drugs vary from person to person.

But you can follow the manual instructions inscribed on the medicine. The normal dosage which has given out results is from 6-12 mg per day but with broken doses of two. You may start with a lower dose of 1.5mg twice a day. After observing for two weeks, you may subsequently increase the doses. But if adverse effects like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite persist then you may stop dosage and start from a relative lower one.

Patients who are taking Exelon solutions may take if by mixing it with a glass of water, fruit juice or soda, if they find any difficulty in taking it directly from the syringe.

Overdose

If you experience difficulty in breathing or feel your muscles weakening extremely or face low blood pressure, salivation, severe nausea, slow heartbeat, heavy sweating and vomiting, you must seek the help of your doctor. These might have possibly developed out of an overdose of the drug.

Precautions

Before administering yourself with this drug you need to clearly state your doctor all about your health history. You should let him know all other medicines which you consume along with Rivastigmine Tartrate.

If you are pregnant or breast feeding then you must ensure that the drug causes no harm to the fetus or your baby, respectively. If you suffer from high blood pressure or asthma, then you should inform your doctor before consuming the Exelon tablets. Alcohol should be avoided.

Side Effects

If you experience abdominal pain, aggression, confusion, constipation, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, fainting, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, gas, hallucinations, headache, high blood pressure, increased sweating, indigestion, inflamed nasal passages, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, tremor, unwell feeling, urinary infection, vomiting, weakness, weight loss, then considering this as side effect to the consumption of Rivastigmine Tartrate, you can call for the immediate assistance of your doctor.