Rivamer 3mg Capsule is used to treat mild to moderate dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive illness that gradually affects memory and thinking.
It is also used for dementia-associated 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 3mg Capsule. 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 a 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, weight loss, indigestion, and weakness. 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 3mg Capsule. If they are severe or will not go away, you should contact your doctor.
Before using Rivamer 3mg Capsule, you should tell your doctor if you’ve ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, 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. Read more: Rivamer
WHAT IS RIVAMER 3MG?
RIVAMER 3MG contains rivastigmine which belongs to a class of substances called cholinesterase inhibitors
It works by blocking the enzymes that break down acetylcholine into acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase.
thereby increasing the levels of acetylcholine to be increased in the brain, helping to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer?s disease and dementia associated with Parkinson?s disease
Rivamer 3mg Capsule 10’s belongs to a group of medicines called ‘anti-dementia agents’ used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder, which causes dementia (memory loss) and slowly destroys the ability to think, learn, communicate and handling daily activities. Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system disorder that affects movement leading to shaking, stiffness and difficulty with walking, balance and coordination.
Rivamer 3mg Capsule 10’s contains ‘Rivastigmine’ that belongs to the class of ‘Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors’. Rivastigmine increases acetylcholine (a brain chemical) levels allowing the nerve cells to communicate.
It restores the balance of neurotransmitters and improves mental function, such as memory and thinking. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that transmit the message from one nerve cell to another nerve cell, muscle cell or a gland cell.
Rivamer 3mg Capsule 10’s is available in oral tablet, capsule, liquid and transdermal patch formulation. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration based on the severity of your disease. Common side effects of Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s include nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, dizziness, drowsiness, shakiness (tremor), weakness and loss of appetite.
These side effects are not familiar to everyone and vary individually. If you notice any side effects that are not manageable, please consult your doctor.
Let your doctor know if you use any prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking, including other vitamins, before starting Rivamer 3mg Capsule 10’s. Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s or its components.
Inform your doctor beforehand if you have a history of liver or kidney diseases, breathing problems (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)), stomach/intestinal problems (ulcers, bleeding), heart diseases (sick sinus syndrome and other conduction disorders), fainting, fits, urination problems and enlarged prostate.
It is essential to let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or a breastfeeding mother. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Rivamer 3mg Capsule 10’s as it can make you dizzy or drowsy.
Uses of Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s
Dementia in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s treats mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. It contains ‘Rivastigmine’, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Rivastigmine increases acetylcholine (a brain chemical) levels in the central nervous system involved in transmitting nerve signals that play an essential role in memory.
Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s is not a cure for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, but improves memory, thinking, awareness and the ability to perform daily functions.
Directions for Use
Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s is available in oral tablet, capsule, liquid and transdermal patch formulation. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration based on the severity of your disease and response to treatment. Capsule/Tablet: Take Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s by mouth with food as directed by your doctor.
Swallow Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew, or break the tablet.Liquid: Take the measured quantity/dose by mouth using the oral dosing syringe provided by the pack. Do not mix the solution with other liquids except water, cold fruit juice or soda.
After use, rinse the empty syringe by inserting the syringe’s open end into a glass of water. Push the plunger several times by inserting the syringe into water. Allow it to air dry before putting back into the pack.Transdermal patch: Do not take a patch of Rivamer 3mg Capsule 10’s by mouth.
The patch is to be evenly applied on the skin without hair. It is advised to put the transdermal patch on clean, dry and healthy skin on the upper or lower back. You can also apply it on the upper arm or chest.
The patch should not be put on damaged and broken skin. Please do not put a new patch when you are already using one patch since it can lead to overdosing of Rivamer 3mg Capsule 10’s.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s
- Upset stomach
- Shakiness (tremor)
- Loss of appetite
- Trouble passing urine
- Slow heartbeat
- Black, tarry or bloody stools
- Low mood (depression)
WHAT RIVAMER 3MG IS USED FOR?
RIVAMER 3MG is used for the treatment of adult patients with mild to moderately severe Alzheimer?s dementia, which is a progressive brain disorder that gradually affects memory, intellectual ability and behavior
RIVAMER 3MG contains Rivastigmine which belongs to a group of medicines called cholinesterase inhibitors. This medicine is used to treat mild to moderately severe Alzheimer’s dementia and dementia due to Parkinson’s disease.
Dementia is a progressive brain disorder where it affects memory, intellectual ability and behaviour gradually. Alzheimer’s dementia or dementia due to Parkinson’s disease cause death of certain nerve cells resulting in low levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, a substance which allows nerve cells to communicate with each other.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor. The dose you take will depend on your age, other medications you are taking and whether you have any kidney or liver problems.
It works by blocking the enzymes that break down acetylcholine. By blocking the enzymes, it increases the levels of acetylcholine in the brain that help in reducing the symptoms of dementia associated with Alzheimer disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine, since it may cause dizziness and sleepiness. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. The common side effects are nausea, vomiting, headache and dizziness.
BENEFITS OF RIVAMER CAPSULE
In Treatment of Dementia in Alzheimer’s disease
In people with Alzheimer’s disease, certain nerve cells die in the brain. This results in lower levels of a chemical called acetylcholine which helps nerve cells to communicate with each other. This leads to symptoms of dementia such as memory loss, confusion, disorientation, problems with speech and language, and personality changes.
Rivamer 3 Capsule increases the amount of acetylcholine and helps brain cells to communicate. It can, therefore, improve some of the symptoms such as memory, awareness, and the ability to carry out daily functions for a time. However, it is not a cure.
You should use the medicine exactly as prescribed. It can take several weeks for your symptoms to improve; so keep using the medicine even if you do not think it is working.
In Treatment of Dementia Associated with Parkinson’s disease
Dementia in Parkinson’s disease refers to problems in memory and thinking that are advanced, interfering with daily activities and quality of life.
Rivamer 3 Capsule helps in managing these symptoms in a safe manner that can be used for a long term. This will make it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.
It is not known if Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s is excreted into the breast milk. Please consult your doctor before taking Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s if you are a breastfeeding mother.
Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s may make you feel dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Please consult your doctor before using Rivamer 3 Capsule 10’s if you suffer from any liver impairment/liver disease.
Q. How long does Rivamer 3 Capsule take to work?
Rivamer 3 Capsule may take as long as 12 weeks to begin working. Response to the medicine differs from person to person. The clinical benefits of Rivamer 3 Capsule should be assessed regularly. If after 12 weeks of treatment the symptoms do not improve, Rivamer 3 Capsule should be stopped.
Q. How should Rivamer 3 Capsule be taken?
Always take the medicine as directed by your doctor. Usually, Rivamer 3 Capsule is prescribed to be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening, with food. Swallow the whole capsule with water and do not open or crush the capsule. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Q. Is it okay to take antacids while taking Rivamer 3 Capsule?
Yes, antacids can be taken while taking Rivamer 3 Capsule as they do not interfere with the working of Rivamer 3 Capsule. Moreover, Rivamer 3 Capsule may cause increased acid secretion in the stomach in some patients. Your doctor may prescribe an antacid to relieve this acidity.
Q. What will happen if I take more than the recommended doses of Rivamer 3mg Capsule?
Taking more than the recommended doses of Rivamer 3mg Capsule may cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, dizziness, tremor, headache, sleepiness, hallucinations, and malaise. Higher doses may also cause confusion, increased sweating, and an increase in blood pressure. In case you take an overdose of Rivamer 3mg Capsule, seek immediate medical attention.
Q. Does Rivamer 3mg Capsule cause drowsiness?
Yes, Rivamer 3mg Capsule can cause drowsiness or sleepiness, especially at the start of treatment or when increasing the dose. If you feel dizzy or sleepy, do not drive, use machines or perform any tasks that require your attention.
Q. Can I stop taking Rivamer 3mg Capsule?
You should not stop or change the dose of Rivamer 3mg Capsule without consulting your doctor. However, if treatment is interrupted for more than three days, then do not take the medicine and consult your doctor. The doctor will re-initiate the treatment with a low dose twice a day. The dose can then be increased gradually as was done previously.
Q. Can Rivamer 3mg Capsule cause hallucinations?
Yes, Rivamer 3mg Capsule can cause hallucinations. However, hallucinations are reported very rarely with the use of Rivamer 3 Capsule, which means they occur in very few people. It may usually occur shortly after dose increase.