Stugeron tablets contain the active ingredient Cinnarizine, which is an antihistamine. Cinnarizine is used to control travel sickness and the symptoms of inner ear disorders such as Meniere’s disease. Vomiting is controlled by an area of the brain called the vomiting centre. The vomiting center is responsible for causing feelings of sickness (nausea) and for the vomiting reflex. It works by blocking histamine and muscarinic receptors in the vomiting centre in the brain. This prevents the vomiting centre from receiving nerve messages from the vestibular apparatus which prevents disturbances in the middle ear from activating the vomiting centre and causing nausea, vertigo and vomiting.
We currently have the brand from India and the brand from UK manufactured by Janssen-Cilag. Stugeron is available in regular tablet and forte tablet forms, strengths of 15 mg, 25 mg, and 75 mg. Stugeron 25 mg is a RX which requires a prescription.
Stugeron Side Effects
The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medication.
• Abnormal movements of the hands, legs, face, neck and tongue, e.g. Tremor, twitching, rigidity in
elderly people – stop taking this medicine and consult your doctor if this occurs.
• Disturbances of the gut such as diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain;
• Dry mouth;
• Skin reactions;
• Weight gain
This medication is not be used in children under five years of age, hereditary blood disorders called porphyrias, pregnancy, breastfeeding and rare hereditary problems of fructose or galactose intolerance. This medication should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor immediately.
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