My husband is also on Rivastigmine, since June last year It can only be prescribed, in our area, by the memory clinic. hH was very quickly moved form the lower dose to he higher dose but unfortuanately it doesn't seem to be having any popsitive effect.
Additionally, he been prescribed 4 different brands of the drug over those months, with the memory clinic saying that they cannot prescribe the same brand each time!!!! As he IS prescribed the same brand of Requip every time, I find this very difficult to accept. How can you rate the efficacy of the drug when it is different each time??
OK the basic ingredient IS the same BUT whatever they pad it out with may be very different as we found many years ago when Requip was replaced by the, any brand/ generic, Ropinirole.