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Stugeron Regular is an oral medication used to treat a variety of conditions, including motion sickness, dizziness, and nausea caused by inner ear problems, peripheral circulatory disorders, and disorders of balance. It can be used to treat other conditions such as Ménière's disease, where it helps reduce vertigo and promote balance.
Stugeron contains the active ingredient cinnarizine, which is an antihistamine and calcium channel blocker. Cinnarizine works by blocking histamine and muscarinic receptors in the brain's vomiting center, which prevents it from causing nausea and vomiting.
Use and Dosage
To use Stugeron Regular, follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the instructions that come with the medication.
Stugeron Regular tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water and should not be crushed or chewed. The recommended dosage is one or two tablets three times a day, taken with a meal. It should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset, preferably at the same time each day. Take the Stugeron tablet on a regular basis as directed, even if you are feeling better.
The recommended dosages of Stugeron Regular (Cinnarizine) vary depending on the condition it is being used to treat. The recommended dosages for different conditions are as follows:
- For control of motion sickness: Adults and children over 12 years old: 2 tablets 2 hours before traveling, then 1 tablet every 8 hours during the journey.
- For dizziness and sickness caused by inner ear problems: Adults and children aged 12 years or older: 2 tablets, taken 3 times a day.
- Peripheral Circulatory Disorders: Adult: 2-3 caps of 75 mg daily
- Disorders of Balance: Adults: 1 cap of 75 mg daily:
If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment and do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.
Common Side Effects of Stugeron Regular (Cinnarizine):
- Dry mouth
- Skin reactions
- Twitching/tremors/rigidity of the face, hands, legs, tongue, and neck
- Vomiting or abdominal pain
- Weight gain
Serious Side Effects of Stugeron Regular (Cinnarizine):
- Joint pain along with a red skin rash
- Neurologic symptoms such as hearing loss
- Serious allergic reaction
- Severe nausea
Forms and Strength
Stugeron Regular (Cinnarizine) is available in the following forms and strength:
Stugeron Regular: Tablet
- Stugeron Regular may cause drowsiness, so do not drive, or operate heavy machinery while taking the medication.
- Cinnarizine may interact with other medications, such as certain antidepressants or antipsychotics, and may increase the risk of side effects or decrease effectiveness.
- Stugeron Regular should be used with caution in individuals with liver or kidney problems as the medication may be metabolized more slowly.
- Cinnarizine may cause skin problems, gastrointestinal irritation, or hypersensitivity reactions in some individuals.
- Stugeron Regular should be used with caution in patients with cardiovascular disease and blood pressure problems, as it may cause vasodilation and hypotension.
- Cinnarizine should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the potential risks.
- Stugeron Regular may cause dry mouth, and individuals should drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
- Stugeron Regular may interact with other medications that cause drowsiness, such as alcohol and sedatives, and increase the risk of adverse effects.
- Stugeron Regular should not be given to children under the age of 5 years old due to the risk of serious side effects.
- Stugeron Regular may cause interactions with antihypertensive medications and should be used with caution in patients with high blood pressure.
- Cinnarizine should be used with caution in individuals with glaucoma, asthma, or epilepsy.
- Stugeron Regular may increase the risk of falls, especially in the elderly or those with mobility problems.
- Cinnarizine should not be taken with grapefruit juice, as it may increase the medication's effects and potentially cause side effects.
- Stugeron Regular may cause a decrease in libido and sexual dysfunction in some individuals.
- Stugeron Regular should not be taken with medications that prolong the QT interval, as it may increase the risk of cardiovascular problems.
- Stugeron Regular may cause dizziness or drowsiness, which may impair cognitive or motor skills.
- Cinnarizine may cause weight gain or affect blood glucose levels in some individuals, particularly those with diabetes or a history of metabolic disorders.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Stugeron Regular safe for everyone?
Stugeron Regular is considered safe for most people, but it may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions or who are taking certain medications. Consult with a healthcare provider before taking Stugeron Regular.
Can Cinnarizine be taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Cinnarizine should not be taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding unless recommended by a healthcare provider.
How long does it take for Cinnarizine to start working?
Cinnarizine typically starts working within one to two hours of taking the medication.
Is Cinnarizine available over the counter?
The tablet is available in some countries over the counter, but it may require a prescription in others.
Can Stugeron Regular (Cinnarizine) cause addiction or dependence?
Cinnarizine is not known to cause addiction or dependence.
It's important to purchase Stugeron Regular from verified Canadian pharmacy.