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  1. rituximabrituximab
    rituximabGeneric Name: rituximab (ri TUX i mab)Brand Names: RituxanWhat is rituximab?Rituximab is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.Rituximab is used in combination with other cancer medicines to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Rituximab is also used in combination with another drug called methotrexate to t...
  2. rituximab Intravenousrituximab Intravenous
    rituximab (Intravenous route)ri-TUX-i-mabIntravenous routeSolutionInfusion Reactions:Rituximab administration can result in serious, including fatal infusion reactions. Deaths within 24 hours of rituximab infusion have occurred. Approximately 80% of fatal infusion reactions occurred in association with the first infusion. Carefully monitor patients during infusions. Discontinue rituxim...
  3. RituximabRituximab
    Rituximab Generic Name: Rituximab (ri-TUX-i-mab)Brand Name: RituxanSevere and sometimes fatal infusion reactions may occur with Rituximab . Tell your doctor right away if you develop blurred vision, cough, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, hives, itching, swelling, trouble breathing, or wheezing, while you receive or after you receive Rituximab .Severe and sometimes fatal kidney problems ...
  4. RituximabRituximab
    RituximabPronunciation: (ri-TUX-i-mab)Class: Monoclonal antibodyTrade Names:Rituxan- Injection, solution, concentrate 10 mg/mLPharmacologyRituximab is a monoclonal antibody directed against the CD20 antigen found on the surface of normal and malignant B lymphocytes. The CD20 antigen is also expressed on more than 90% of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL).PharmacokineticsAbsor...
  5. rivastigminerivastigmine
    rivastigmineGeneric Name: rivastigmine (ri va STIG meen)Brand Names: ExelonWhat is rivastigmine?Rivastigmine improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah see til KO leen). People with dementia usually have lower levels of this chemical, which is important for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoni...
  6. rivastigminerivastigmine
    rivastigmine (Oral route)riv-a-STIG-meenCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.ExelonAvailable Dosage Forms:SolutionCapsuleTherapeutic Class: Central Nervous System AgentPharmacologic Class: Cholinesterase Inhibitor, Centrally ActingUses For rivastigmineRivastigmineis used to treat the symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Rivastigmine will not cure Alzhei...
  7. rivastigmine Transdermalrivastigmine Transdermal
    rivastigmine (Transdermal route)riv-a-STIG-meenCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.ExelonAvailable Dosage Forms:Patch, Extended ReleaseTherapeutic Class: Central Nervous System AgentPharmacologic Class: Cholinesterase Inhibitor, Centrally ActingUses For rivastigmineRivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disea...
  8. RivastigmineRivastigmine
    Rivastigmine Generic Name: Rivastigmine (ri-va-STIG-meen)Brand Name: ExelonRivastigmine is used for:Treating mild to moderate dementia (eg, impairment of memory or judgement, abstract thinking, changes in personality) in patients with Alzheimer disease or Parkinson disease.Rivastigmine is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the amount of a certain substance (acet...
  9. Rivastigmine SolutionRivastigmine Solution
    Rivastigmine SolutionGeneric Name: Rivastigmine (ri-va-STIG-meen)Brand Name: ExelonRivastigmine Solution is used for:Treating mild to moderate dementia (eg, impairment of memory or judgement, abstract thinking, changes in personality) in patients with Alzheimer disease or Parkinson disease.Rivastigmine Solution is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the amount of a...
  10. Rivastigmine PatchRivastigmine Patch
    Rivastigmine PatchGeneric Name: Rivastigmine (RIV-a-STIG-meen)Brand Name: ExelonRivastigmine Patch is used for:Treating mild to moderate dementia (eg, impairment of memory or judgement, abstract thinking, changes in personality) in patients with Alzheimer disease or Parkinson disease.Rivastigmine Patch is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the amount of a certain ...
  11. RivastigmineRivastigmine
    RivastigminePronunciation: (RIV-a-STIG-meen)Class: Cholinesterase inhibitorTrade Names:Exelon- Capsules 1.5 mg (as tartrate)- Capsules 3 mg (as tartrate)- Capsules 4.5 mg (as tartrate)- Capsules 6 mg (as tartrate)- Solution, oral 2 mg/mL (as tartrate)Trade Names:Exelon- Patch, transdermal 4.6 mg per 24 h- Patch, transdermal 9.5 mg per 24 hPharmacologyUnknown; howe...
  12. Rivastigmine tartrateRivastigmine tartrate
    Rivastigmine tartrateBrand names: ExelonWhy is Rivastigmine tartrate prescribed?Exelon is used in the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease causes physical changes in the brain that disrupt the flow of information and interfere with memory, thinking, and behavior. By boosting levels of the chemical messenger acetylcholine, Exelon can temporarily...
  13. rivastigmine transdermalrivastigmine transdermal
    rivastigmine transdermalGeneric Name: rivastigmine transdermal (riv a STIG meen)Brand Names: ExelonWhat is rivastigmine transdermal?Rivastigmine improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah see til KO leen). People with dementia usually have lower levels of this chemical, which is important for the proces...
  14. rizatriptanrizatriptan
    rizatriptanGeneric Name: rizatriptan (RYE za TRIP tan)Brand Names: Maxalt, Maxalt-MLTWhat is rizatriptan?Rizatriptan is a headache medicine. It is believed to work by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain. Rizatriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms.Rizatriptan is used to tr...
  15. rizatriptanrizatriptan
    rizatriptan (Oral route)rye-za-TRIP-tanCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.MaxaltMaxalt-MLTAvailable Dosage Forms:Tablet, DisintegratingTabletTherapeutic Class: AntimigrainePharmacologic Class: Serotonin Receptor Agonist, 5-HT1Uses For rizatriptanRizatriptan is used to treat severe migraine headaches. Many people find that their headaches go away completely after...