rivastigmine Index

Featured: rivastigmine, Exelon Main Article

Rivastigmine (Exelon) is a drug prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type and mild to moderate dementia associated with Parkinson's disease. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Dementia Dementia is a significant loss of intellectual abilities such as memory capacity, severe enough to interfere with social or...learn more »
      In This Article
      Dementia Article
      • Dementia facts*
      • Introduction to dementia
      • What is dementia?
      • What are the different kinds of dementia?
      • Alzheimer's disease
      • Vascular dementia
      • Lewy body dementia
      • Frontotemporal dementia
      • HIV-associated dementia
      • Huntington's disease
      • Dementia pugilistica
      • Corticobasal degeneration
      • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
      • Other rare hereditary dementias
      • Secondary dementias
      • Dementias in children
      • What other conditions can cause dementia?
      • What conditions are not dementia?
      • What causes dementia?
      • What are the risk factors for dementia?
      • How is dementia diagnosed?
      • Is there any treatment for dementia?
      • Can dementia be prevented?
      • What kind of care does a person with dementia need?
      • What research is being done?
      • How can I help research?
      • Where can I get more information?
    • Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive neurologic disease characterized by a fixed inexpressive face, a tremor at rest,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Parkinson's Disease Article
      • Parkinson's disease facts
      • What is Parkinson's disease?
      • What causes Parkinson's disease?
      • What genes are linked to Parkinson's disease?
      • Who is at risk for Parkinson's disease?
      • What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
      • What other conditions resemble Parkinson's disease?
      • How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Parkinson's disease?
      • How can people learn to cope with Parkinson's disease?
      • Can Parkinson's disease be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis of Parkinson's disease?
    • Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's disease is a common cause of dementia. Symptoms and warning signs of Alzheimer's disease include memory loss,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Alzheimer's Disease Article
      • Alzheimer's disease facts
      • What is dementia?
      • What is Alzheimer's disease?
      • Who develops Alzheimer's disease?
      • What are the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?
      • Ten warning signs of Alzheimer's disease
      • What causes Alzheimer's disease?
      • What are risk factors for Alzheimer's disease?
      • How is the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease made?
      • What treatment and management options are available for Alzheimer's disease?
      • Cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs)
      • Partial glutamate antagonists
      • Non-medication based treatments
      • Treatment of psychiatric symptoms
      • What is the prognosis for a person with Alzheimer's disease?
      • Caring for the caregiver and Alzheimer's disease resources
    • Mental Health Mental health is an optimal way of thinking, relating to others, and feeling. All of the diagnosable mental disorders fall under...learn more »
      In This Article
      Mental Health Article
      • Mental health and mental illness facts
      • What is mental health?
      • What is mental illness?
      • What are common types of mental illness?
      • What are the causes and risk factors for mental illness?
      • What are symptoms and signs of mental illness?
      • How is mental illness diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a mental health problem?
      • Can mental health disorders be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for mental-health problems?
      • Where can people get support for mental health disorders?
      • Where can people get more information about mental illnesses?
    • Alzheimer's Disease Patient Caregiver Guide Caring for a loved one or patient with Alzheimer's can become a difficult and overwhelming task at times. This guide helps...learn more »
      In This Article
      Alzheimer's Disease Patient Caregiver Guide Article
      • Tips for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease
      • Dealing with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
      • Communicating with a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Bathing a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Dressing a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Eating: getting a person with Alzheimer's disease to eat
      • Activities for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Exercise for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Incontinence in a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Sleep problems for caregivers and a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Hallucinations and delusions in a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Wandering: a problem for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Home safety for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Driving: decisions for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Visiting the doctor with a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Coping with holidays with a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Visiting a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Choosing a nursing home for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • For more information about Alzheimer's disease
    • Lewy Body Dementia (Dementia with Lewy Bodies) Lewy body dementia (LBD or dementia with Lewy bodies) is one the most common causes of dementia. There are two types of LBD: 1)...learn more »
      In This Article
      Lewy Body Dementia (Dementia with Lewy Bodies) Article
      • Lewy body dementia facts*
      • Lewy body dementia (LBD) introduction
      • What are Lewy bodies?
      • What is Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • What are the types of Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • Who is affected by Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • What are the causes and risk factors for Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • What are the common symptoms of Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • Cognitive symptoms of Lewy body dementia
      • Behavoiral and mood symptoms of Lewy body dementia
      • Sleep disorders associated with Lewy body dementia
      • Movement symptoms of Lewy body dementia
      • Other Lewy body dementia symptoms
      • How is Lewy body dementia (LBD) diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment and management of Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • Medications for Lewy body dementia
      • Medications for cognitive symptoms
      • Medications for movement symptoms
      • Medications for sleep disorders
      • Medications for behavioral and mood problems
      • Other treatment considerations

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on RxList.com


Terms related to rivastigmine:

  • Exelon