Trade Names/Brand Names :
Ceraxon, Cognizin, Neuraxon, Somazina Etc
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a psychostimulant/nootropic, prescribed for Parkinson's disease, cerebrovascular disorders and head injury.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Category D :
There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
PO- The recommended dose is 200-600 mg/day in divided doses.
IV/IM – The recommended dose is up to 1 g/day.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of mental illness, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Side Effects :
Sleeplessness, headache, diarrhea, low or high blood pressure, nausea, blurred vision, chest pain, and others.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.