rivastigmine


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Related to rivastigmine: Memantine, Rivastigmine tartrate

riv·a·stig·mine

 (rĭv′ə-stĭg′mēn′)
n.
A drug, C14H22N2O2, that inhibits the action of cholinesterase and is used to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

[riva-, of unknown origin + (physo)stigmine.]
Translations

rivastigmine

n rivastigmina
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Exelon (rivastigmine, rivastigmine tartrate), which is manufactured and marketed by Novartis, is a reversible ChEI indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type.
Doctors used a conventional anti-dementia medication, rivastigmine, to treat her.
Donepezil, along with galantamine and rivastigmine, has been commonly prescribed for treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Professor Peter Nordstrom, of Umea University, Umea, Sweden, and colleagues reviewed records on 7,073 Alzheimer's patients taking cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs), such as donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine, which are used for treating mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
This alkaloid inhibited AChE in the same fashion as some AD drugs including donepezil, tacrine and rivastigmine which are noncompetitive inhibitors (Zhao and Tang 2002).
If they say, I want a patch,' I give them the rivastigmine transdermal patch," he said.
If they say, 'I want a patch,' I give them the rivastigmine transdermal patch," he said.
Nice confirmed that it was extending previous recommendations for the use of three drugs - Donepezil (Aricept, Eisai/Pfizer), galantamine (Reminyl, Shire) and rivastigmine (Exelon, Novartis) - to include mild, as well as moderate Alzheimer's disease.
The objective of this review is to assess the effects of ChEIs (donepezil, rivastigmine, and galantamine) in delaying the conversion from MCI to Alzheimer disease or dementia.
Examples can be seen in new treatments for Alzheimer's disease including a recent US filing of a 7-day donepezil patch and the first rivastigmine patch.
There is wide variation across England in who gets cholinesterase inhibitors, such as donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine, it showed.
New topics include infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy, neuronal migration disorders, meningococcal vaccines, pneumococcal meningitis, rivastigmine, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and TORCH Disorders.