RIVAMER 1.5MG

146.00

10 capsules in 1 strip
Prescription Required
MANUFACTURER
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Rivastigmine (1.5mg)
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Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Rivamer 1.5 Capsule is used to treat mild to moderate dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive illness which gradually affects memory and thinking. It is also used to treat Parkinson’s disease. It does not cure these illnesses but may help improve memory, awareness and other symptoms.

Your doctor will explain how to take Rivamer 1.5 Capsule and give you the one most suitable for you. Follow the instructions carefully to get the most benefit. The dose may change from time to time to suit your individual needs. You may take it with food, preferably at night before going to bed. It can take up to few weeks for symptoms to improve so keep taking your medicine regularly. You should not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting and indigestion. Some people may experience dizziness, restlessness and anxious. You may have side effects more often when you start your treatment or when your dose is increased. Usually, the side effects will slowly go away as your body gets used to the Rivamer 1.5 Capsule. If they are severe or will not go away, you should  contact your doctor.

Before using Rivamer 1.5 Capsule, you should tell your doctor if you’ve ever had heart problems, stomach ulcer, epilepsy or asthma. It may also affect, or be affected by, some other drugs you are using so let your doctor know what these are to be safe. During pregnancy this medicine should only be taken if it is advised.

USES OF RIVAMER CAPSULE

  • Alzheimer’s disease

SIDE EFFECTS OF RIVAMER CAPSULE

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Rivamer

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion

HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Indigestion
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.

HOW TO USE RIVAMER CAPSULE

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rivamer 1.5 Capsule is to be taken with food.

HOW RIVAMER CAPSULE WORKS

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Rivamer 1.5 Capsule is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) involved in transmmission of nerve signals. This improves memory and thinking.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rivamer 1.5 Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rivamer 1.5 Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
warnings

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rivamer 1.5 Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Rivamer 1.5 Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rivamer 1.5 Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rivamer 1.5 Capsule is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have underlying kidney diseases as close monitoring is advised while you are taking this medicine.
warnings

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rivamer 1.5 Capsule is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Rivamer 1.5 Capsule is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying liver disease as close monitoring is advised while you are taking this medicine.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE RIVAMER CAPSULE?

If you miss a dose of Rivamer 1.5 Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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