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    Generic for Exelon
    30 capsules $5.1 USD
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    60 capsules $6 USD
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Do you need a prescription for rivastigmine?

Yes, rivastigmine is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is rivastigmine without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase rivastigmine, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for rivastigmine in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a rivastigmine savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your rivastigmine with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a rivastigmine coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide rivastigmine coupons or FREE rivastigmine samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for rivastigmine in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much rivastigmine?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using rivastigmine. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much rivastigmine. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic rivastigmine?

Generic rivastigmine refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of rivastigmine

Rivastigmine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease (a brain and nervous system disease).

Active ingredient of rivastigmine

The active ingredient of rivastigmine is rivastigmine tartrate.

US brand name of rivastigmine and manufacturer

Rivastigmine is available in the US under the brand name Exelon. The manufacturer is Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

UK brand name of rivastigmine and manufacturer

In the UK, rivastigmine is available under the brand name Exelon. The manufacturer is also Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Prescription requirement for rivastigmine

A prescription (Rx) is required for rivastigmine in both the US and the UK.

Availability of rivastigmine in the UK with NHS prescription

Rivastigmine is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by rivastigmine

Rivastigmine is a acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (inhibits both butyrylcholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase (Ache)), and is primarily used for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, and Parkinson’s disease.

How does rivastigmine work?

Rivastigmine is a cholinergic agent that increases the levels of acetylcholine in the brain. It works by slowing down the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in memory and other cognitive functions. By preserving the levels of acetylcholine, rivastigmine helps to reduce cognitive impairment and improve ability to perform activities of daily living.

Forms of rivastigmine available

Rivastigmine is available in various forms, including oral doses of rivastigmine capsules, oral solution, and transdermal patches.

Dosage of rivastigmine

The dosage of rivastigmine may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and individual patient factors. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for rivastigmine use

Rivastigmine should be taken as directed by the healthcare provider. The specific instructions may include the timing of administration, dosage adjustments, and any necessary precautions.

Is rivastigmine safe to take if I am breastfeeding?

It is not recommended to take rivastigmine while breastfeeding. Rivastigmine may pass into breast milk and potentially affect the nursing infant. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits with a healthcare provider before using rivastigmine while breastfeeding.

Warnings and precautions for rivastigmine

  • Rivastigmine can cause gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It should be used with caution in individuals with a history of stomach ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Symptoms of overdose include severe nausea, vomiting, sweating, weak or shallow breathing, slow heartbeats, or seizures
  • It is important to inform the healthcare provider about any existing medical conditions, allergies, and any other medications or supplements you are currently taking, to avoid potential drug interactions

Possible side effects of rivastigmine

In clinical trials common side effects of rivastigmine may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and loss of appetite. If these adverse events persist or worsen, it is important to contact a healthcare provider. Get medical help right away if you have a life-threatening allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling of the face, tongue or throat (angioedema), skin rash, and severe skin reactions. Promptly report any adverse effects to a caregiver for medical advice.

Interactions with other drugs

Rivastigmine can interact with other medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter nonprescription medication, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to rivastigmine

Other cholinesterase inhibitors, such as donepezil and galantamine, may be used as alternatives to rivastigmine for the treatment of severe dementia associated with severe Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.


  • FDA Prescribing Information for Exelon

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