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Stugeron 25mg Tablet

Name: Stugeron 25mg Tablet
Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceuticals
MRP: Rs. 141.00
Unit Price: Rs. 5.64
Package Price: Rs. 141.00 (Qty.: 25)
Package Form: strip
Medicine Form: tablet

What is Stugeron?

Stugeron is a calcium channel blocker and antihistamine which also helps in regulation of blood flow, specifically in the head and neck region.

Composition of Stugeron:

The active and therapeutic component of Stugeron is Cinnarizine. It acts on the blood vessels and regulates blood flow through them. Cinnarizine acts through the medium of excipients (inactive ingredients of the medicine) which do not interfere with the medicinal action of the drug.

What is Stugeron Used for?

Stugeron is indicated in the following disorders:

  • Vertigo
  • Sea sickness
  • Travel sickness
  • Tinnitus
  • Meniere's disease
  • Side effects of chemotherapy

Patients suffering from any of the above mentioned disorders should remember that Stugeron should not be used without consulting with a doctor. The medicine can also be prescribed for health conditions other than those mentioned above.

Side Effects of Stugeron:

The same property which is curative for some health conditions can cause development of undesirable symptoms in some other cases. Some of the side effects of Stugeron have been mentioned below:

  • Nausea
  • Increased desire to sleep
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Digestive trouble

Patients may experience the above mentioned side effects or other discomfort if they are on Stugeron. They should inform their doctor immediately in order to initiate prompt medical treatment.

Precautions for Stugeron Consumption:

Since Stugeron is a calcium channel blocker and anti-histamine, certain precautions are to be observed by those who use the medicine. Some of these precautions been mentioned below:

  • Stugeron tends to cause sleepiness to the user. Therefore, driving is not advisable after consuming this medicine.
  • Alcohol, anti-anxiety medicines, sedatives, tranquilizers, should not be used when on a course of Stugeron.
  • Patients who are on medication for hypertension should not use Stugeron without a doctor's prescription.
  • Stugeron tablet should preferably be taken before bed time to avoid the side effects of sleepiness and dizziness.
  • Since Stugeron contributes to weight fluctuations, patients should indulge into adequate physical exercise while on the medicine. Exercise should only be started after consulting with a doctor and certified fitness trainer.
  • Children below 18 years of age should not be given this medicine unless the pediatrician advises to do so.

Following these instructions is only for the patient's safety and prevention of harmful reaction to the drug. The above mentioned and any other instructions which the doctor may provide, should be adhered to.

Stugeron Alternatives:

Suitable alternatives to a drug are those, which have similar drug composition and therapeutic action to that drug. Medicines which can be used in place of Stugeron are mentioned below:

  • Cinzine Tablet
  • Cintigo Tablet
  • Cervaton Tablet
  • Vertiron Tablet

These tablets should not be used in place of Stugeron unless advised by the physician.

Stugeron FAQs:

  • Is Stugeron a safe drug?
    Stugeron is not known to cause any fatal side effects. However, patients suffering from other disorders, people taking medicine for acute or chronic health conditions, pregnant ladies and breast feeding mothers, should not consume the medicine unless advised by a physician.

  • Why are substitutes for Stugeron required?
    Substitutes for Stugeron may be needed if Stugeron is causing any side effects to the patient, or is unsuitable for consumption.