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Stem 200 MG Injection

Stem 200 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Triton Health Care Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Piracetam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Stem 200 MG Injection is a type of aminobutyric acid, which is used in the treatment of memory problems. The medicine works on the nervous system and the brain. It is said to protect the cerebral cortex from oxygen deficiency. This portion of the brain is responsible for regulating your reasoning, perception, movement and recognition. This medicine is primarily used in the treatment of cortical myoclonus, a disorder which results in involuntary jerks on the muscles, especially those of the legs and the arms.

Before starting a course of Stem 200 MG Injection, you have let your doctor if you have the following conditions ? you are pregnant or breastfeeding, a blood clot problem, kidney or liver problems, if you problems with sodium consumption, a history of hemorrhage, taking thyroid hormones and any herbal or complementary medications that you are taking.

The usual dose for the medication is two or three tablets on a daily basis. Do not change the dosage without consulting your doctor. You are supposed to swallow the tablets whole with water, do not chew or dissolve the tablets before consuming them. If you miss a dose then take it the moment you remember. Do not take multiple doses at once as it can have harmful effects on the body. Like most medicines, Stem 200 MG Injection also has certain side effects. The side effects that can result from this medicine are ? weight gain, nerve related problems and lethargic. Do not drive or perform tasks that require attention immediately after taking this medication. You should store the medication in a cool and dry place, away from direct heat and light. If you suspect an overdose then consult a doctor immediately.

Cortical myoclonus
This medicine is used along with other medicines to treat a condition where the patient experiences a frequent, uncontrolled, and sudden twitch of muscles.
Cognitive enhancer
This medicine is used to improve awareness and memory in patients having cerebrocortical insufficiency.
Other degenerative disease of the brain
This medicine is also frequently used to improve the symptoms and overall quality of life in diseases like Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Dyslexia etc.
Allergy
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a history of allergy to Stem 200 MG Injection or any other present with it.
Liver damage
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an impairment of the liver function.
Kidney damage
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a severe impairment of the kidney function.
Cerebral hemorrhage
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a ruptured blood vessel and localized bleeding in the brain.
Huntington's Disease
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a genetic disorder where the brain cell die quickly causing a deterioration of mental and physical abilities over time.
In addition to its intended effect, Stem 200 MG Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Difficulty in breathing Major Rare
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Rare
Bleeding and bruising Moderate Rare
Agitation and anxiety Moderate Less Common
Weakness Moderate Less Common
Weight gain Moderate Less Common
Stomach Pain Minor Rare
Diarrhea Moderate Rare
Skin Rash Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The amount of time for which effects of this medicine lasts is unknown.
What is the onset of action?
The time taken for this medicine to show it's effect is not clinically established.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risk associated. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Stem 200 MG Injection, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Strides Shasun Limited
Micro Labs Ltd
Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
India
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Kidney disease Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from a kidney disease. The dosing needs to be modified depending on the creatinine clearance levels. It is not recommended for use in patients having a severe impairment of the kidney function.
Bleeding disorders Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an active bleeding disorder. Suitable tests should be performed to determine the safe use of this medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Warfarin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to use these medicines together.
Aspirin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to use these medicines together.
Thyroxine Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 26 year old and I have cold from long time and I have taken lots of medicine but still not improving what I do there is any ayurvedic treatment for my cold.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pimpri-Chinchwad
I am 26 year old and I have cold from long time and I have taken lots of medicine but still not improving what I do t...
Take lot of vit. C to improve your immunity. Amla is rich sourse of vit C Take stem with capsule Easybreath. If not relive go for lab test CBC. After report followup for further advise.

How much money need for stem cell transplant treatment? Is there any treatment for thalassemia?

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How much money need for stem cell transplant treatment? Is there any treatment for thalassemia?
Yes Stem cell transplant is the curative option in thalassaemia. The costs are dependent on the source of the donor Stem cell and the status of the recipient. Once that is known the costs could be estimated. Hope this helps.

I can't study well. Even if I study well I am unable to face the exam. I think I have fear for failure. How can I overcome it.

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Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. You could have examination performance anxiety stemmed out of various causes. You could need counseling. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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Hello Dr. I'm 26 year old. I think I'm suffering some psychological disorder whenever I stay in any relationship I always use to think about that person my whole life and mood depend on his behaviour. I could not control my feelings. I always use to miss. If he is not picking my calls I used to call him continue. I do not have patience Many time I have lost good people because of this problem, my emotions overlap my brain. Please I need a genuine help.

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user There are some hidden insecurities and emotional attachment issues which can lead to overdependence on other person. This often leads to hampered relationships. This emotional insecurity and dependence stems from some irrational thought system that humans develop over time. With the help of a counselor you can restructure your thought system and benefit in your relationships. You can consult me privately for detailed consultation. Beat wishes.
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I am 29 years old male. I am suffering from brain tumour. I got operation and radiation both but tumor is near brain stem so its partially operated and radiated. Its been 1-1/2 years of operation and 1 year of radiation. I am still not well. I feel heavy head and problem in walking swelling. I am unable to laugh even. Kindly guide me.

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
I am 29 years old male. I am suffering from brain tumour. I got operation and radiation both but tumor is near brain ...
Actually the brain tumour normally can not be removed completely and there's always chances of reoccurrence of the Tumour. If there is no proper response so if you want me to help you I can suggest you an Alternative medicine which will definitely help you out then consult me through Lybrate with appointment for further management.

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