Rivastigmine Tartrate is the main active ingredient in this medicine. This drug exhibits cognitive stimulating properties. The exact mechanism of the working of this medication is not known. This active ingredient may bind reversibly to cholinesterase to reduce the breakdown of acetylcholine and enhance cholinergic function. It is a tartrate salt obtained by the reaction of rivastigmine with one equivalent of tartaric acid. A reversible cholinesterase inhibitor plays the role of a cholinergic drug, cholinesterase inhibitor and, a neuroprotective agent.
Rivastigmine-composed medicine is indicated to treat confusion related to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Exelon does not cure either of these diseases. It may improve memory, awareness, and the ability to perform daily functions. It works by restoring the balance of natural substances in the brain.
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Interaction with other drugs
- Hyoscine butylbromide
- Otilonium Bromide
Given medicine is a cholinesterase inhibitor. Exelon inhibits both butyrylcholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase. It works by inhibiting these cholinesterase enzymes, which would otherwise break down the brain neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Given effective medicine is available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 1.5 mg: It is to be consumed twice a day with food in the morning and evening as directed by the doctor
- 3 mg: It is advised to be taken twice a day with food as prescribed by the doctor
- 4.5 mg: This medicine should be taken twice a day as directed by the doctor
- 6 mg: It is to be taken twice a day as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
This drug should not be given to people who have ever had severe redness, itching, or skin irritation caused by wearing a Rivastigmine transdermal skin patch.