Rivastigmine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Rivastigmine?

(ri va STIG meen)

• This medicine is used to treat Alzheimer's disease.

• It may take 3 months to see the full effect.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

All forms:

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider. You may be more sensitive to this medicine.

• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a slow heartbeat, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have ulcer disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have urinary tract blockage, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

Skin patch:

• Avoid use of heat sources (such as sunlamps, tanning beds, heating...

 
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