Rivastigmine- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugRivastigmine is an Anti-Alzheimer and Anti-Parkinsonism Drugs
Mechanism of Action 
IndicationsRivastigmine is used for
Moderate to severe dementia. 
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms 1. TABLETS
Contraindications 1. Hypersensitivity to carbamate derivatives
and severe hepatic impairment
2. Children
3. Lactation
Precautions1. Renal or hepatic impairment
2. Acid peptic disease
3. Pregnancy
4. Asthma
5. Sick-sinus syndrome.
Adverse Effects1. Mild peripheral cholinergic effect
2. Nausea
3. Vomiting
4. Anorexia
5. Dyspepsia
6. Asthenia
7. Abdominal pain
8. Depression
9. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage
10. Weight loss
11. Urinary tract
12. Infections
13. Insomnia
14. Hallucinations
16.Elevated LFTs.
Pregnancy Category B

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