INTRODUCTION OF STROLIN P 800 MG
STROLIN P 800MG TABLET is a combination of Citicoline and Piracetam which belongs to the group of medicines called Cerebroactive drugs. It is used as an adjunct for the treatment of acute stroke.
Acute stroke can be defined as a brain injury caused due to sudden loss in blood flow, nutrients and oxygen supply to the brain. It is usually characterized by paralysis of one side of the body, loss of sensation, double vision, difficulty in sleeping, facial droop, loss of balance, vertigo, nausea, vomiting, headache and/or blurred vision.
STROLIN P 800MG TABLET can also be used to treat memory problems caused due to brain injury and other age-related brain problems.
Before taking STROLIN P 800MG TABLET inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have any bleeding problems, history of bleeding in the brain or parkinsonism.
STROLIN P 800MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with Huntington Disease, intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding within the skull) or a previous history of depression. It is also not suitable for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women unless considered necessary by the physician.
Women of childbearing potential must use a suitable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with STROLIN P 800MG TABLET.
The most common side effects of taking STROLIN P 800MG TABLET are headache, constipation, diarrhea, difficulty in falling asleep, nervousness, dizziness and weight gain. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you.
USES OF STROLIN P 800 MG
It is used to treat:
- Acute stroke
- Memory loss associated with aging or brain injury
HOW STROLIN P 800 MG WORKS?
STROLIN P 800MG TABLET contains two medicines namely citicoline and piracetam. Citicoline is a neuroprotectant. It protects the nerve cells by blocking the release of certain chemicals (such as glutamate and other free radicals) within the brain and nervous system that damages the nerve cells.
Piracetam is a GABA analogue. It improves oxygen supply to the brain and nervous system and protects it from further injury. Collectively, STROLIN P 800MG TABLET repairs the brain cells and regulates proper nerve signal transmissions across the brain and the nervous system.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take STROLIN P 800MG TABLET as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking STROLIN P 800MG TABLET unless your doctor advice you to stop.
SIDE EFFECTS OF STROLIN P 800 MG
COMMON EFFECTS OF STROLIN P 800 MG
- Weight gain
- Feeling nervous
- Muscle spasms
- Anxiety or agitation
- Numbness, tingling sensation
- Constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset
- Difficulty in falling asleep
- Nausea, vomiting
- Skin rash
- Back pain, shoulder pain, joint pain
UNCOMMON EFFECTS OF STROLIN P 800 MG
- Feeling sad or depressed
- Tiredness, weakness
RARE EFFECTS OF STROLIN P 800 MG
Stop taking STROLIN P 800MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Severe allergic reaction (such as skin rash, swelling of the face, eyelids, lips, tongue or throat which causes difficulty in breathing or swallowing)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Take STROLIN P 800MG TABLET with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. Consult your doctor if your nausea worsens.
Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.
Rest and relax. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Applying a pain-relieving balm on your forehead can be beneficial. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your headache. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.
Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Drink plenty of fluids. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if this side effect bothers you.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
STROLIN P 800MG TABLET should be used in pregnancy only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Your doctor will evaluate the risks and benefits of the therapy and prescribes it to you accordingly. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking STROLIN P 800MG TABLET if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby. Women of childbearing age must use a suitable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with STROLIN P 800MG TABLET.
STROLIN P 800MG TABLET is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you experience drowsiness or shakiness after taking STROLIN P 800MG TABLET.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with STROLIN P 800MG TABLET.
STROLIN P 800MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients who have or ever had any severe kidney problems. It should be used with caution in patients with other kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
STROLIN P 800MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver problems. It should be used with caution in patients with other liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Do not take STROLIN P 800MG TABLET if you are allergic to Citicoline or Piracetam.
STROLIN P 800MG TABLET is not recommended for use if you:
- Have a previous history of bleeding in the brain
- Have Huntington Disease (a rare genetic disease that causes degeneration of nerve cells)
- Have prolonged bleeding within the skull (intracranial hemorrhage)
- Have trimethylaminuria (fishy odor in the urine)
- Have Parkinson’s disease
- Have a previous history of depression
Before taking STROLIN P 800MG TABLET inform your doctor if you:
- Have any bleeding problems
Use in Pediatrics:
STROLIN P 800MG TABLET should be used in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) only if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
Use in Geriatrics:
STROLIN P 800MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
A. Drug Interactions
Before taking STROLIN P 800MG TABLET inform to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:
- Medicines used to treat thyroid problems (Ex. thyroxine, thyroid extract)
- Medicines used for blood thinning (Ex. warfarin)
- Aspirin (a medicine used for pain relief)
- Levodopa (a medicine used for parkinsonism)
- Meclofenoxate (a dietary supplement used to improve memory)
If you or anyone else accidentally took more STROLIN P 800MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital straight away. Symptoms of overdosage might include severe headache or severe stomach pain with bloody diarrhea.
- Keep STROLIN P 800MG TABLET out of reach of children
- Store STROLIN P 800MG TABLET at room temperature
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