What is stugeron forte?
Stugeron forte® is the registered trademark of a synthetic medication that uses cinnarizine as an active ingredient , a chemical compound belonging to the line of antihistamine and calcium blocker medications, with an effect on the circulatory system as well as other conditions in the body.
To highlight: This pharmaceutical product is made by the company named JANSSEN-CILAG, SA de CV (1)
What is stugeron forte used for?
- Due to the mechanism of action of its active component, stugeron forte® acts by blocking the calcium channels found in blood vessels, preventing the contraction of the smooth muscle of the blood vessels, producing vasodilation, in addition to also having activity against vomiting . and dizziness. This mechanism makes it an antivertiginous, peripheral and cerebral vasodilator drug .
- It is used to treat:
- Symptoms of labyrinthine disorders such as vertigo, dizziness, tinnitus, nausea and vomiting. (two)
- Nausea due to dizziness as a prophylaxis.
- Symptoms of cerebrovascular origin that include dizziness, tinnitus, headache of vascular origin, behavioral disorders and irritability, memory loss and lack of concentration.
- Migraine in the stage of prevention and maintenance.
- Symptoms of peripheral vascular disorders such as Raynaud ‘s phenomenon , acrocyanosis, intermittent claudication, trophic disturbances, varicose and trophic ulcers, paresthesia, night cramps, and cold extremities.
Dosage and routes of administration of stugeron forte
The presentation of stugeron forte® is in a box with availability of 20 or 60 tablets, which contain 75 mg cinnarizine. The administration of this medication is orally and the dosage as a reference can be as follows:
- Cerebrovascular disorders: Adults take 1 tablet of 75 mg daily.
- Balance disorders: Adults a daily dose of one 75 mg tablet.
- Peripheral vascular disorders: Adults a daily dose of 2 to 3 tablets of 75 mg per day.
side effects of stugeron forte
Therapeutic treatment with stugeron forte® may cause some of the following adverse effects in a certain patient population:
- Possible allergic reactions due to patient contact with any component of the formula.
- Weight gain and upset stomach.
- Drowsiness, fatigue, hypersomnia and lethargy.
- Vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and dyspepsia.
- Dyskinesia, extrapyramidal disorders, muscle rigidity and parkinsonism.
- Hyperhidrosis and tremors.
- Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
Important: If during treatment with this drug the patient presents any of these symptoms or another that does not appear on the list, please discontinue use and notify your doctor .
Contraindications and warnings of stugeron forte
The use of stugeron forte® is contraindicated in any of the following cases:
- Patient hypersensitivity to any of the chemical components of the formula.
- During the pregnancy period.
- During breastfeeding .
- Patients in the acute phase of cerebral stroke.
- People with extrapyramidal symptoms.
- Patients suffering from porphyria.
- During Parkinson’s disease.
You should know: Provide all the information regarding your health history to your doctor, before starting treatment with stugeron forte®.
Avoid if you have:
- History of hypersensitivity to cinnarizine or piperazine derivatives.
- Cerebral stroke in the acute phase.
- Recent brain hemorrhage.
- Pharmaceutical products such as stugeron forte® must be administered with a prescription or prescription.
- This medicine can decrease alertness, so caution should be exercised in people who drive vehicles or operate precision machinery.
- It should be administered with due precautions in people with glaucoma and prostatic hypertrophy.
- Concomitant use with alcohol, central nervous system depressants or tricyclic antidepressants should be avoided.
- Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
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