Stugeron

By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Generic Name: Stugeron Brand Name(s): Stugeron.

Uses

What is Stugeron® (cinnarizine) used for?

Stugeron® is commonly used for control travel sickness. Also, it is used to treat symptoms with balance problems, such as dizzy or lightheaded, ringing in the ears, and feeling sick (nausea) and being sick (vomiting).

How should I take Stugeron® (cinnarizine)?

Should be taken with food. Preferably taken after meals.

How do I store Stugeron® (cinnarizine)?

Stugeron® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Stugeron® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Stugeron® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Stugeron® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Stugeron® (cinnarizine)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Stugeron® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • Your child in under 5 years old.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Stugeron® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Stugeron®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Stugeron® (cinnarizine)?

Some common side effects may occur when using this drug:

Other side effects include:

  • Unusual movements, such as trembling and shacking of the hands and fingers, twisting movements of the body, shuffling walk and muscle stiffness
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Allergic reactions
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Stugeron® (cinnarizine)?

Stugeron® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Stugeron® (cinnarizine)?

Stugeron® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Stugeron® (cinnarizine)?

Stugeron® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Stugeron® (cinnarizine).

What is the dose of Stugeron® (cinnarizine) for an adult?

Cerebral circulation disorder 

The recommended dose is 1 tab tid or 1 forte cap daily.

Peripheral circulation disorders 

The recommended dose is 2-3 tab tid or 2-3 forte cap daily.

Vestibular disturbances 

The recommended dose is 1 tab tid or 1 forte cap daily.

Motion sickness

The recommended dose is 1 tab ½ hour before traveling. To be repeated 6 hourly.

Vertigo 

Dose-dependent, increased progressively.

Max dosage should not exceed 225 mg (9 tab or 3 cap) daily.

What is the dose of Stugeron® (cinnarizine) for a child?

The recommended dose is ½ adult dose.

How is Stugeron® (cinnarizine) available?

Stugeron® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Stugeron® Forte cap 75 mg
  • Stugeron® tab 25 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Stugeron®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: April 14, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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