Rivastigmine (with the trade name Exelon) is used to treat dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. If you have an allergy to rivastigmine or any other part of this medicine (capsules), tell your doctor about it. In fact, tell your doctor about any allergy you ever had, to drugs, foods, and other substances.
Several other medications are found to interfere with rivastigmine such as acebutolol, atenolol, betaxolol, bisoprolol, carvedilol, esmolol, labetalol, metoclopramide, metoprolol, nadolol, nebivolol, penbutolol, pindolol, propranolol, sotalol, and timolol. This is not the full list.
Please check to make sure that it is safe for you or your close one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease to take this medicine (rivastigmine capsules) with all of your medications and health issues. Never start, stop, or change the dose of this or any drug without checking with your doctor.
The medication should be taken two times per day, with breakfast and dinner. For most benefits, never skip doses and take it always at the same time. Mild side effects such as loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea or weight loss with are common with this medication, but they are nothing to worry about.