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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The researchers looked at evidence from 142 clinical trials of four common cognitive enhancers--donepezil, rivastigmine (Exelon[R]), galantamine (Razedyne[R]) and memantine (Namenda[R]).
The team compared the safety and effectiveness of any combination of donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine or memantine in treating moderate to severe Alzheimer's dementia.
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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) recommends the drugs donepezil, galantamine and rivastigmine for managing mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers discovered that giving patients the "breakthrough" medication rivastigmine reduced their chances of falling by 45%, while also steadying their walking.
Alvogen and Sandoz last month launched the rivastigmine transdermal system, an authorized generic version of the Exelon Patch from Novartis Pharmaceutics Corp.
Doctors used a conventional anti-dementia medication, rivastigmine, to treat her.
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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.