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Rivastigmine

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Rivastigmine Exelon, rivastigmine Adult

Rivastigmine - What is it for

​Rivastigmine is commonly used for dementia in Alzheimer's disease. It can help to slow down the progression of memory loss and stabilize memory function for a period of time. However, it does not reverse the disease nor provide a cure for dementia. 

It may be given to you for other reasons. Do check with your doctor what you are taking/using this for.

Rivastigmine - Additional Information

​What are the things I need to know or look out for while on this medicine?

  • Avoid driving or any other activities that requires concentration until you see how this drug affects you.
  • Inform your other healthcare professionals that you are on this medicine as well.
  • Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before you take any other medicines or natural products
  • Do not share your medicines with others.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medicine.

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