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Drug Interactions

Rivastigmine can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Rivastigmine).
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Rivastigmine?

People who take too much of this medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Increased salivation and sweating
  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Seizures
  • Muscle weakness, including life-threatening weakness of the muscles used for breathing
  • Loss of life.
     
If you happen to overdose on rivastigmine, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Exelon Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should It Be Stored?

Rivastigmine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Rivastigmine?

If you forget to take a dose of rivastigmine, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
 

Who Makes It?

Rivastigmine is made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
 

Strengths

Rivastigmine is available in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Rivastigmine 1.5 mg capsules
  • Rivastigmine 3 mg capsules
  • Rivastigmine 4.5 mg capsules
  • Rivastigmine 6 mg capsules
  • Rivastigmine oral solution (liquid), which contains 2 mg of rivastigmine per mL.
     
Rivastigmine is also available in patch form (see Rivastigmine Patch).
 
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