Who should not take Rivastigmine?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • a type of movement disorder called parkinsonism
  • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • sick sinus syndrome
  • slow heartbeat
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • asthma
  • stomach or intestinal ulcer
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • a blockage in the urinary tract
  • seizures
  • decreased appetite
  • weight loss
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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