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Stugeron 25 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Janssen
Medicine composition: Cinnarizine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: January 27, 2021

Stugeron 25 MG Tablet a type of anti-histamine drug, is used to treat balance disorders such as in Ménière's disease, including vertigo, ringing in the ears, nausea and vomiting. Benefits of being on this drug also include relief from, or prevention of, the symptoms of travel sickness.

Side effects experienced while taking Stugeron 25 MG Tablet range from being mild to quite severe. Some possible side effects include dry mouth, sweating, headache, lethargy, skin problems, gastrointestinal irritation, muscle rigidity, hypersensitivity reactions, as well as movement problems, and tremor.

This medicine is also known to increase the risk of having acute and chronic parkinsonism. Overdosing can cause symptoms such as somnolence, hypotonia, coma, vomiting, stupor, and convulsions.

Stugeron 25 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the elderly, women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding, patients with liver or kidney problems, Parkinson's disease or a blood disorder called acute porphyria.

It should not be used in people who are allergic to this drug or any other ingredient in it, and in children under the age of 5. If you are taking any medicines to cure sleeplessness, anxiety or depression then inform your doctor.

This medication is usually recommended to be taken by mouth, usually three-times daily for balance problems or every 8 hours during travel for travel sickness. Tablets should be taken after meals to avoid stomach upset. Your prescription depends on your gender, age, medical condition, use of certain interacting medicines and response to therapy.

This medicine is prescribed for the following conditions:

  • Motion Sickness

  • Vertigo And Vestibular Disorders

  • Heart And Blood Vessel Disorder

Below are some of the common side effects of this medicine:

  • Drowsiness

  • Weight Gain

  • Indigestion

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Stomach Discomfort And Pain

  • Excessive Sweating

  • Unusual Tiredness And Weakness

  • Headache

  • Dry Mouth

  • Twitching And Unusual Movement Of Muscles

  • Yellow Colored Eyes Or Skin

  • Excessive Salivation

  • Swelling Of Face, Lips, Eyelids, Tongue, Hands And Feet

  • Depressed Mood

  • Muscle Stiffness

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for an average of 6-8 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication is observed within an hour of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Doctor consultation is recommended.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The medication is suggested to be avoided by breastfeeding mothers as there is a possibility of side-effects on the baby.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is unsafe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    This medicine affects the alertness of the patient. Thus patient must avoid driving while taking this medicine.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Limited information is available regarding its use in patients with kidney disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Limited information is available regarding its use in patients with liver disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Stugeron 25 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any 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 dose can be skipped.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include drowsiness, tiredness, increased heart rate, mild agitation etc.

This medicine works by preventing the relay of repetitive messages from the nerves in the inner ears to the vomiting center in the brain.

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 Alcohol

    Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while using this medicine. It is advised to refrain from driving a vehicle or operating a heavy machinery while taking this medicine.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Skin sensitivity test

    Report the use of this medicine to the doctor before a skin sensitivity test. This medicine may interfere with the procedure and may give false negative results. Use of this medicine should stop at least 4 days before the test is conducted.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    The tablet can interact with drugs such as amitriptyline, tramadol, chlorpromazine and diazepam.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Patients who suffer from parkinson's disease and porphyria should exercise caution while using this medication.

Ques: What is Stugeron 25 MG Tablet?

Ans: Stugeron tablet is a medication which has Cinnarizine as an active factor present in it.

Ques: What is the use of Stugeron 25 MG Tablet?

Ans: It is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as peripheral-circulatory disorders and cerebrovascular origin.

Ques: What are the side effects of Stugeron 25 MG Tablet?

Ans: Lichen ruber planus, Weight gain, Gastrointestinal disorders, Epigastric pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Asthenia, Headache, Extrapyramidal symptoms such as tremor, rigor, and hypokinesia and Drug-induced systemic lupus erythematosus are possible side-effects.

Ques: Is Stugeron 25 MG Tablet an antihistamine?

Ans: Stugeron 25 mg tablet has both antihistamine and calcium channel obstructing properties. It performs its action by calming vascular smooth muscles of the blood vessels of the ear and improves the blood circulation.

Ques: How long do I need to use Stugeron 25 MG Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Stugeron 25 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval to which this medication has an impact, is around 12 to 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication.

Ques: Should I use Stugeron 25 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: The salts involved in this medication react properly if it is taken with the food. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Stugeron 25 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication contains salts which are suitable to store only at room temperature, as keeping this medication above that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light.
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