RIVAMER 1.5mg Capsule 10's

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Rivastigmine 1.5mg
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Drug Information for RIVAMER 1.5mg Capsule 10's

What is RIVAMER?

  • RIVAMER 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







What RIVAMER is used for?

  • RIVAMER 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
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Talk to your doctor before taking RIVAMER, if you:

  • are allergic to rivastigmine, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have or ever had irregular or slow heartbeat
  • have or ever had stomach ulcer
  • have or ever had asthma or severe respiratory disease
  • have or ever had difficulties in passing urine
  • have or ever had seizures(fits)
  • have gastro-intestinal reactions such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • have a low body weight
  • suffer from trembling
  • have liver or kidney problems
  • are undergoing surgery
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  • RIVAMER capsule should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary
  • You should not breast-feed during treatment with RIVAMER capsule
  • Ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
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  • RIVAMER may cause dizziness and somnolence, mainly at the start of treatment or when increasing the dose
  • If you feel dizzy or sleepy, do not drive or use machines
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Tell your doctor if you are taking,

  • anticholinergic medicines (used to relieve stomach cramps or spasms, to treat Parkinson’s disease or to prevent travel sickness)
  • beta-blockers (medicines such as atenolol used to treat hypertension, angina and other heart conditions
  • metoclopramide (a medicine used to relieve or prevent nausea and vomiting)
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • The highest dose that should be taken is 6.0 mg twice a day
  • Take RIVAMER twice a day, in the morning and evening, with food
  • Swallow the capsule whole with a drink of water
  • Do not open or crush the capsule

If you take more RIVAMER

  • If you accidentally take more RIVAMER than you should, contact your doctor
  • In case of overdose you may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, high blood pressure and hallucinations, slow heartbeat and fainting

If you forget to take RIVAMER

  • If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue as usual
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose

If you stop taking RIVAMER

  • Don’t stop taking RIVAMER without consulting your doctor
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.





  • heartburn
  • difficulty in sleeping
  • anxiety
  • stiff muscles, difficulty in carrying out movements and muscle weakness
  • slow and fast heartbeat
  • too much saliva and dehydration
  • sweating
  • headache
  • weight loss
  • trembling or feeling confused
  • feeling tired or weak
  • nightmares
  • stomach problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
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  • depression
  • difficulty in sleeping
  • fainting or accidental fall
  • uneven heartbeat and poor control of movements
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  • chest pain
  • rash, itching
  • fits (seizures)
  • ulcers in your stomach or intestine
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  • blood in stools
  • urinary tract infection
  • inflammation of the pancreas marked by serious upper stomach pain, often with feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting)
  • problems with your heartbeat
  • high blood pressure
  • seeing things that are not there (hallucinations)
  • the signs of Parkinson’s disease get worse with symptoms such as stiff muscles, difficulty in carrying out movements
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  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
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