What is Nivalin used for?
Nivalin is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. It does not cure Alzheimer's disease, and does not stop the disease from getting worse. However, the medicine can improve the thinking ability in some patients with Alzheimer's disease.
How to consume Nivalin?
Take this medication by mouth with food, usually twice daily with the morning and evening meals, or as directed by your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids with this medication unless instructed otherwise.
How does Nivalin work?
It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine. People with dementia usually have lower levels of this chemical, which is important for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning.
What happens in case of overdose?
Overdose symptoms might include severe nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, muscle weakness or spasm, watery eyes, drooling, increased urination or bowel movements, sweating, slow heart rate, feeling light-headed or fainting, and seizure (convulsions).
What should be avoided while taking Nivalin?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.