rivastigmine


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Drug Brand Names Aripiprazole * Abilify Mirtazapine * Remeron Clozapine * Clozaril Olanzapine * Zyprexa Donepezil * Aricept Quetiapine * Seroquel Haloperidol * Haldol Risperidone * Risperdal Memantine * Namenda Rivastigmine * Exelon
Methods: Total 56 patients aged 50-75 years, suffering from dementia, were allocated into one of the two treatments: group 1) Ginkgo biloba (120 mg daily dose); group 2) rivastigmine (4.
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.
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.
Four cholinesterase inhibitor drugs are approved by the FDA and available in the United States: donepezil (Aricept[TM]), galantamine (Razadyne[TM]), rivastigmine (Exelon[TM]), and tacrine (Cognex[TM]) (Alzheimer's Association 2009c).
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.
A very common treatment for Alzheimer's disease is an acetylcholine esterase inhibitor such as galantamine (Reminyl), rivastigmine (Exelon) and donepezil (Aricept).
Galantamine and rivastigmine were more effective than placebo, and memantine was more effective only for patients with mild to moderate vascular dementia.
The guidelines panel mined data from 59 studies that examined any of the five drugs approved for dementia treatment in the United States (donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine, tacrine, and memantine).