Rivamer 3 Capsule is used to treat mild to moderate dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive illness that gradually affects memory and thinking. It is also used for dementia-associated Parkinson’s disease. It does not cure these illnesses but may help improve memory, awareness, and other symptoms.
Your doctor will explain how to take Rivamer 3 Capsule. Follow the instructions carefully to get the most benefit. The dose may change from time to time to suit your individual needs. You may take it with food, preferably at night before going to bed. It can take up to a few weeks for symptoms to improve so keep taking your medicine regularly. You should not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Before using Rivamer 3 Capsule, you should tell your doctor if you’ve ever had heart problems, stomach ulcers, epilepsy, or asthma. It may also affect, or be affected by, some other drugs you are using so let your doctor know what these are to be safe. During pregnancy, this medicine should only be taken if it is advised.
BENEFITS OF RIVAMER CAPSULE
In Alzheimer’s disease
In people with Alzheimer’s disease, certain nerve cells die in the brain. This results in lower levels of a chemical called acetylcholine which helps nerve cells to communicate with each other. This leads to symptoms of dementia such as memory loss, confusion, disorientation, problems with speech and language, and personality changes. Rivamer 3 Capsule increases the amount of acetylcholine and helps brain cells to communicate. It can, therefore, improve some of the symptoms such as memory, awareness, and the ability to carry out daily functions for a time. However, it is not a cure.
In Treatment of Dementia Associated with Parkinson’s disease
Dementia in Parkinson’s disease refers to problems in memory and thinking that are advanced, interfering with daily activities and quality of life. Rivamer 3 Capsule helps in managing these symptoms in a safe manner that can be used for a long term. This will make it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.
HOW TO USE RIVAMER CAPSULE
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Rivamer 3 Capsule is to be taken with food.
HOW RIVAMER CAPSULE WORKS
Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to disturbances of signal transmission in the brain. Rivamer 3 Capsule is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) involved in transmmission of nerve signals. This improves memory and thinking.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rivamer 3 Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rivamer 3 Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rivamer 3 Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Rivamer 3 Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rivamer 3 Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rivamer 3 Capsule is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have underlying kidney diseases as close monitoring is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Rivamer 3 Capsule is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Rivamer 3 Capsule is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying liver disease as close monitoring is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Interaction with drugs
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE RIVAMER CAPSULE?
If you miss a dose of Rivamer 3 Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Rivamer
- Loss of appetite
Q. How long does Rivamer 3 Capsule take to work?
Rivamer 3 Capsule may take as long as 12 weeks to begin working. Response to the medicine differs from person to person. The clinical benefits of Rivamer 3 Capsule should be assessed regularly. If after 12 weeks of treatment the symptoms do not improve, Rivamer 3 Capsule should be stopped.
Q. How should Rivamer 3 Capsule be taken?
Always take the medicine as directed by your doctor. Usually, Rivamer 3 Capsule is prescribed to be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening, with food. Swallow the whole capsule with water and do not open or crush the capsule. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Q. Is it okay to take antacids while taking Rivamer 3 Capsule?
Yes, antacids can be taken while taking Rivamer 3 Capsule as they do not interfere with the working of Rivamer 3 Capsule. Moreover, Rivamer 3 Capsule may cause increased acid secretion in the stomach in some patients. Your doctor may prescribe an antacid to relieve this acidity.
Q. What will happen if I take more than the recommended doses of Rivamer 3 Capsule?
Taking more than the recommended doses of Rivamer 3 Capsule may cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, dizziness, tremor, headache, sleepiness, hallucinations, and malaise. Higher doses may also cause confusion, increased sweating, and an increase in blood pressure. In case you take an overdose of Rivamer 3 Capsule, seek immediate medical attention.
Q. Does Rivamer 3 Capsule cause drowsiness?
Yes, Rivamer 3 Capsule can cause drowsiness or sleepiness, especially at the start of treatment or when increasing the dose. If you feel dizzy or sleepy, do not drive, use machines or perform any tasks that require your attention.
Q. Can I stop taking Rivamer 3 Capsule?
You should not stop or change the dose of Rivamer 3 Capsule without consulting your doctor. However, if treatment is interrupted for more than three days, then do not take the medicine and consult your doctor. The doctor will re-initiate the treatment with a low dose twice a day. The dose can then be increased gradually as was done previously.
Q. Can Rivamer 3 Capsule cause hallucinations?
Yes, Rivamer 3 Capsule can cause hallucinations. However, hallucinations are reported very rarely with the use of Rivamer 3 Capsule, which means they occur in very few people. It may usually occur shortly after dose increase.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.