What is Stugeron (Cinnarizine) used for?
Stugeron (Cinnarizine) is an oral medication used to treat motion sickness or symptoms of Meniere`s disease including nausea, dizziness, or tinnitus. It operates by altering the balance of chemicals in the area of the brain associated with vomiting to prevent these symptoms from occurring. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Stugeron (Cinnarizine)?
One tablet of Stugeron (Cinnarizine) is normally administered just prior to travel to prevent motion sickness. If it is being used for the treatment of Meniere`s disease, one tablet is usually taken once or twice each day depending on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Stugeron (Cinnarizine)?
Stugeron (Cinnarizine) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are tremors, unusual weight gain, intense nausea, or jaundice. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any serious or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency.
Stugeron (Cinnarizine) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, or who have porphyrias. You are also advised to inform your doctor if you have Parkinson`s disease, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Stugeron (Cinnarizine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Stugeron (Cinnarizine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.