What is Stugeron (Cinnarizine) used for?
Stugeron (Cinnarizine) is an antihistamine prescribed to prevent nausea or vomiting caused by motion sickness or an inner ear disorder. The medication operates by treating the area of the brain that causes nausea or vomiting to alleviate these symptoms. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Stugeron (Cinnarizine)?
Take Stugeron (Cinnarizine) according to your physician's directions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken two hours prior to travelling to allow enough time for it to begin operating, but your particular instructions will depend on your weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. It may be taken every eight hours if treatment is required for a longer trip. The tablets should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Stugeron (Cinnarizine)?
Some patients using Stugeron (Cinnarizine) have experienced side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are unusual weight gain, unusual skin reactions, involuntary muscle movements, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician about any intense or worrying symptoms you encounter to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage or frequency of application to prevent further complications. Emergency medical attention may also be require in more serious cases.
Stugeron (Cinnarizine) should not be used if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, lactose intolerant, if the patient is under five years old, or if you have porphyrias. Also disclose if you have Parkinson's disease, reduced liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may require reduced dosages or other changes to your treatment to prevent unexpected problems from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Stugeron Forte (Cinnarizine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.