Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important functions. It starts slowly and become worse over the time. Early symptoms show difficulty in remembering recent events.
Parkinson’s disease includes loss of brain cells that produce a natural chemical dopamine. Early symptoms show tremors, slow movement and problem walking.
Rivastigmine is used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
How do Rivastigmine works?
Acetylcholine is a natural chemical. This natural chemical present at the nerve ending help to send messages between certain nerve cells. It is necessary for the process of memory, thinking and reasoning. The people with above disease show the lower level of this natural chemical. This affects the functions of the brain.
The above drug binds to the enzyme and inactivates it. This prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine at nerve endings. The increase in the concentration of the natural chemical helps to increase the communication between nerve cells. The action of above drug provides temporary relief from the symptoms of Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease.
How to take Rivastigmine?
Rivastigmine is an oral drug available in various strength.
What are the uses of Rivastigmine?
Increase the level of the above natural chemical.
What are the precautions in taking Rivastigmine?
Cost of Rivastigmine (Generic & Brand)
Generic and Brand drug contain same active ingredient as Rivastigmine. They show the same effect. But the Generic drug is cheap as compared to Brand ones. Brand makers spend a huge amount on research and development. Other cost includes packing, pricing, and marketing.
Generic medicines do not include these expenditures.
Quantity Strength Price price per unit
30 pills 1.5 mg $ 17 $ 0.57
30 pills 3 mg $ 21 $ 0.7
30 pills 4.5 mg $ 25 $ 0.83
Quantity Strength price Price per unit
56 pills 1.5 mg $ 240.77 $ 3.99
56 pills 3 mg $ 276.96 $ 4.82
30 pills 4.5 mg $ 113.14 $3.77