Rivastigmine is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor used in the management of certain dementias. I discuss rivastigmine pharmacology on this episode.
Weight loss is a potential adverse effect of rivastigmine. It is important to monitor weights.
Anticholinergic medications such as diphenhydramine can blunt the effects of rivastigmine.
Rarely, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors like rivastigmine can cause bradycardia.
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