is an antihistamine medication usually used to control vomiting
as a side effect of motion sickness
. It has been widely distributed worldwide by Janssen Pharmaceutica since 1955.
Stugeron works by creating interference on the transmission of signals between the vestibular apparatus of your inner ear
and the vomiting center of your hypothalamus
. Since the signal transmission is disturbed, your brain
will be slightly confused whether you are actually moving or not. Thus, it prevents vomiting. Vomiting induced by motion sickness
is signaled by the brain to prevent any more motion to occur so it can adapt to the current signal. Aside from its antihistaminic properties, Stugeron also has nootropic properties that boost the supply of oxygen in the brain.
Stugeron should not be used by children below five years and by older people who have decreased kidney
functions. Patients who have Parkinson's disease are not also advisable to take Stugeron. Hereditary blood disorders
must be looked into because damaging health effects may occur with the use of the medication. Although there is no evidence of harm in unborn and newborn babies, pregnant and lactating women must stay away from using this medication without the proper supervision of a medical professional. The possibility of developing allergic reactions
to Stugeron must also be explored by your doctor. If you have found that you are allergic to Stugeron or to any of its components, you must ask your doctor for alternative medicines with the same effect, which you could use to treat your condition.
Stugeron is available in tablet form and is usually administered three times a day. However, it is safer to ask your doctor regarding the exact dose you must take based on your condition. Medicines are far more effective when prescribed after an accurate diagnosis. It is highly important to follow the doctor's prescription. Under dose and over dose may cause unwanted effects.
The most common side effect is somnolence. To be safe, stay away from activities such as driving or operating a machine while taking Stugeron. Other common side effects include diarrhea
, and other abdominal disturbances, xerostomia, sweating, weight gain, jaundice, and skin reactions among others. If you experience persistent or worsening of such side effects, consult your doctor immediately. Do not use other substances that cause somnolence because it will worsen your discomfort. Alcohol, sleeping pills, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and painkillers are some of the things you need to avoid while taking Stugeron.
Keep a close watch on your body while using Stugeron. Any sign of overdose must be given proper medical attention. Taking greater amounts of Stugeron than what is prescribed can be fatal, especially to children so you must be quick at recognizing the warning signs. Convulsions and hallucinations
are some of the symptoms of Stugeron overdose. Have regular check-ups with your doctor to ensure that your progress with the medicine is closely monitored.
Stugeron has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of stugeron is C26H28N2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 1-benzhydryl-4-cinnamyl-piperazine
• Molecular weight is 368.514 g/mol
• Stugeron available : 25mg tablets, 75mg tablets