rivastigmine

noun

riv·​a·​stig·​mine ˌriv-ə-ˈstig-ˌmēn How to pronounce rivastigmine (audio)
: a drug C14H22N2O2 that increases acetylcholine levels by inhibiting the action of cholinesterase and is used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease

Note: Rivastigmine is administered transdermally as a skin patch or is taken orally in the form of its tartrate C14H22N2O2·C4H6O6. Rivastigmine is marketed under the trademark Exelon.

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“Rivastigmine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rivastigmine. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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