rivastigmine


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Related to rivastigmine: Memantine, Rivastigmine tartrate

rivastigmine

 [riv″ah-stig´mēn]
a reversible inhibitor of cholinesterase, believed to increase the level of acetylcholine available in the central nervous system; administered orally as the tartrate salt as an adjunct in the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer type.

rivastigmine

/riv·a·stig·mine/ (riv″ah-stig´mēn) a cholinesterase inhibitor used as the tartrate salt as an adjunct in the treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer type.

rivastigmine

(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.

rivastigmine

[riv′ah-stig′mēn]
a reversible inhibitor of cholinesterase, believed to increase the level of acetylcholine available in the central nervous system. It is administered orally as the tartrate salt as an adjunct in the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer type.

rivastigmine

An ANTICHOLINESTERASE INHIBITOR drug used in the early stages of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) in the hope of improving mental performance. An unknown proportion of people with Alzheimer's disease have DLB and can benefit from anticholinesterase inhibitor drugs.
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Cholinesterase inhibitors are a class of drugs that include donepezil, rivastigmine, and galantamine.
Pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of the novel rivastigmine transdermal patch versus rivastigmine oral solution in healthy elderly subjects.
He went on to note that donepezil "is more likely to give you diarrhea than rivastigmine is, and the rivastigmine patch will give you a rash in 5%-10% of patients.
A very common treatment for Alzheimer's disease is an acetylcholine esterase inhibitor such as galantamine (Reminyl), rivastigmine (Exelon) and donepezil (Aricept).
The drugs in the acetylcholinesterase class are tacrine (Cognex), donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon), and galantamine (Razadyne).
gt;What it is: In July, the Food and Drug Administration approved a patch version of rivastigmine, also know as Exelon, used in the treatment of mild to moderate cases of Alzheimer's and mild to moderate dementia associated with Parkinson's.
Randomized, placebo-controlled trials of donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine have demonstrated that these drugs have clinically meaningful responses in AD patients.
Rivastigmine (Exelon)--Believed to block an enzyme that contributes to brain damage during the later stages of Alzheimer's disease, although no clinical studies yet support that view.
Four of the drugs--tacrine (Cognex), donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon) and galantamine (Reminyl)--are known as cholinesterase inhibitors.
Approved cholinesterase inhibitors--including rivastigmine (Exelon), donepezil (Aricept), and galantamine (Reminyl)--work by slowing the body's breakdown of a chemical that plays a role in memory.
These therapies include the acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) donepezil (Eisai/Pfizer's Aricept, generics), galantamine (Ortho-McNeil Neurologic's Razadyne, Razadyne ER, generics), and rivastigmine (Novartis's Exelon, generics, and the Exelon patch) as well as the NMDA receptor antagonist memantine (Forest Laboratories' Namenda).
By way of derogation for lots 40 Metoprolol (succinate) - C07AB02 and 51 Rivastigmine (External) - N06DA03 as contract end each of 31/10/2017.