Stugeron – Use | Dose | Side Effects
Stugeron is a medicine that contains an active substance called cinnarizine. It belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. This medicine block calcium channels in the vascular smooth muscles, thereby reducing the appearance of vertigo and dizziness. Preventing constriction of these vessels Stugeron improves micro circulation of the ear, therefore it reduces dizziness. It is used to treat the following conditions:
- Relieving symptoms in Meniere’s disease
- Motion sickness.
It should be avoided in the following conditions:
- In patients allergic to the active substance cinnarizine or other similar drugs. If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergy, such as:
- difficulty breathing, contact your doctor immediately.
- In patients with Parkinson’s disease.
- Patients with uncontrolled, involuntary body movements (extrapyramidal syndrome).
Stugeron can be used only with extra precautions in the following conditions:
- Liver disorders.
- Kidney disorders.
- In patients with low blood pressure (hypotension).
- In patients suffering from epilepsy.
- Patients with porphyria.
- In patients with prostate problems.
Avoid driving and using vehicles and machines because it may cause drowsiness.
Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Stugeron can be used during pregnancy only if the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the child. Consult your doctor about the benefits and risks of use of Stugeron during the pregnancy.
Avoid breastfeeding while using this medicine. As a replacement for breast milk, you can use formula milk.
How to use
|Balance disorder||One tablet, 1-2 times a day, after meals
|Prevention of motion sickness||½ (one half) of tablet, 2 hours before the trip
|The treatment of vestibular disorders||½ (one half) of tablet, 2-3 times a day
There are no data about safety of using Stugeron in children under the age of 5.
It is recommended to take this medicine after meals in order to avoid the upset stomach.
Use with other medicines (Interactions)
Stugeron should be avoided in combination with the following drugs:
- Drugs used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). The concomitant use of these drugs increases the risk of side effects.
- Medicines used to treat nausea, such as:
- domperidone. Use of Stugeron concomitant with domperidone increases the risk of side effects.
- Drugs used to treat depression.
Avoid using alcohol while using this medicine, because alcohol can increase the effect of this medicine.
Stugeron may cause the following side effects:
- dry mouth,
- abdominal pain,
- loss of appetite,
- extrapyrimidal syndrome (involuntary, uncontrolled movements and tremor),
- Parkinsonism-like symptoms,
- allergy and others.
Tell your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects.