Rivaplast 9mg Patch 3'S

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INTRODUCTION

RIVAPLAST 9MG 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.

Use this medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor. The dose you use will depend on your age, other medications you are taking and whether you have any kidney or liver problems. This patch is not recommended for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. The common side effects are dizziness, loss of appetite and agitation or sleepiness.

USES OF RIVAPLAST 9MG

  • Treat Alzheimer’s dementia and dementia due to Parkinson’s disease

HOW RIVAPLAST 9MG WORKS

RIVAPLAST 9MG 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.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take off the previous patch before putting a new patch on. Do not cut into pieces. Press the patch firmly in place for at least 30 seconds using the palm of the hand.

SIDE EFFECTS OF RIVAPLAST 9MG

COMMON

  • loss of appetite
  • dizziness
  • agitated or sleepiness
  • urinary incontinence (inability to retain adequate urine)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

Loss appetite:

Eating a small amount of food more frequently will not make you feel full. Avoid greasy and fried foods.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

RIVAPLAST 9MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

RIVAPLAST 9MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine, since it may cause fainting or severe confusion.

KIDNEY

RIVAPLAST 9MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

RIVAPLAST 9MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not use if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Rivastigmine or any other ingredients in this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

RIVAPLAST 9MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from irregular or slow heartbeat or any other active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Inform your doctor if you have or had,

  • allergic or skin reactions   
  • active stomach ulcer
  • seizures
  • asthma or severe respiratory disease
  • low body weight
  • trembling
  • gastrointestinal reactions

INTERACTIONS

Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following,

  • dicyclomine (used to relieve stomach cramps or spasms)
  • amantadine (used to treat Parkinson disease)
  • diphenhydramine, scopolamine, or meclizine (used to prevent motion sickness)
  • metoclopramide (used to relieve or prevent nausea and vomiting)
  • atenolol (used to treat hypertension, angina, and other heart conditions)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Rivastigmine         
Pharmacological Category :   Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor (Central)
Therapeutic Indication :   Alzheimer dementia, Parkinson disease dementia
Dosage Forms :   Capsule, Transdermal patch

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT RIVAPLAST 9MG

How long does it take for the RIVAPLAST 9MG to work?

It may take as long as 12 weeks to begin working and individual response to this medication will vary.

Does RIVAPLAST 9MG cause dizziness?

Yes, it may cause dizziness or sleepiness, if you feel dizziness or sleepiness do not drive, or handle any machines. If dizziness persists for a long time, consult your doctor.

What is RIVAPLAST 9MG used for?

It is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.  

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Drugs acting on ANS. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page – 108.

2. Palmer Taylor. Anti-cholinesterase agents. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. Page - 253.

3. Katzung BG. Special Aspects of Geriatric Pharmacology. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. Page - 1041.

 4. A Kurz, M Farlow and G Lefèvre. Pharmacokinetics of a novel transdermal Rivastigmine patch for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: a review: International journal of clinical practice, May 2009; [Accessed Nov 23, 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2734925/

5. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 1229.

6. Novartis Europharm Limited; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised April 2020] [Accessed Nov 23, 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1185.pdf

7. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, 2000; U.S. Food & Drug Administration; [Revised Jan 2015] [Accessed Nov 23, 2020] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2015/022083s020lbl.pdf

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