rivastigmine (generic name)
Exelon (brand name)
It is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease.
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What is this medicine?RIVASTIGMINE (ri va STIG meen) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use the measuring device that comes with your medicine to measure your dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Do not use household spoons. They are not accurate. You can mix your dose in a small amount of water, cold fruit juice, or soda just prior to taking it if you like. Do not use other liquids to dilute the dose. If you mix your dose with one of these beverages, be sure to mix the solution well and drink the entire mixture. Take with food. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check with your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of reach of children.
Store below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Keep upright. Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.