Exelon Oral Solution (Rivastigmine Tartrate)
(Rx) - indicates only available by prescription
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Rivastigmine Tartrate Information
RIVASTIGMINE (ri va STIG meen) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -difficulty passing urine -heart disease, or irregular or slow heartbeat -kidney disease -liver disease -lung or breathing disease, like asthma -seizures -stomach or intestine disease, ulcers, or stomach bleeding -an unusual or allergic reaction to rivastigmine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use the measuring device that comes with your medicine to measure your dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Do not use household spoons. They are not accurate. You can mix your dose in a small amount of water, cold fruit juice, or soda just prior to taking it if you like. Do not use other liquids to dilute the dose. If you mix your dose with one of these beverages, be sure to mix the solution well and drink the entire mixture. Take with food. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
-antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold -atropine -certain medicines for bladder problems like oxybutynin, tolterodine -certain medicines for Parkinson's disease like benztropine, trihexyphenidyl -certain medicines for stomach problems like dicyclomine, hyoscyamine -glycopyrrolate -ipratropium -certain medicines for travel sickness like scopolamine -medicines that relax your muscles for surgery -other medicines for Alzheimer's disease
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check with your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse. You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -changes in vision or balance -feeling faint or lightheaded, falls -increase in frequency of passing urine, or incontinence -nervousness, agitation, or increased confusion -redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth -severe diarrhea -slow heartbeat, or palpitations -stomach pain -sweating -uncontrollable movements -vomiting -weight loss Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -headache -indigestion or heartburn -loss of appetite -mild diarrhea, especially when starting treatment -nausea
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of reach of children. Store below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Keep upright. Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
Rivastigmine Tartrate Oral solution