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Precautions and Warnings With Rivastigmine

Talk to your healthcare provider about precautions and warnings with rivastigmine to help reduce the risk of side effects. For example, the medication may cause severe gastrointestinal reactions, seizures, and significant weight loss in some people. Before starting rivastigmine, tell your healthcare provider about any existing medical conditions you have and other medicines you are taking to further minimize risks.

Rivastigmine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking rivastigmine tartrate (Exelon®) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
This article refers to the oral forms of rivastigmine (capsules and oral solution). The drug also comes in patch form (see Rivastigmine Patch for more information).
 
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