Uses of Stunarizine
Stunarizine has the main ingredient Dimenhydrinate, 50 mg, belongs to the group of psychotropic drugs. Stunarizine is commonly used in the treatment of motion sickness, nausea due to many other causes... Learn basic information such as ingredients, indications, contraindications, dosage, effects. Side effects of Stunarizine will help patients and their loved ones improve the effectiveness of their use.
1. What is Stunarizine?
Stunarizin is made in the form of tablets, with the main ingredients including:
Active ingredients: Dimenhydrinate 50 mg. Excipients: Lactose Monohydrate, PVP K30, Wheat starch, Ponceau, Sunset yellow, Sodium starch glycolate, Talc powder, Magnesium stearate just enough for 1 tablet. The active ingredient Dimenhydrinate in the drug Stunarizin is a first-generation H1 antihistamine of the Ethanolamine derivative with strong sedating and anti-muscarin effects. Dimenhydrinate has strong antiemetic and sedative effects through competition with histamine at the H1 receptor, and it also has a cholinergic antagonistic mechanism. Dimenhydrinate reduces vestibular stimulation, due to its effects on the cochlea and, when administered in high doses, to the semicircular canals of the inner ear, from which this compound is used mainly as a prophylactic against vomiting in motion sickness and anti-vertigo.
2. What effects does Stunarizine have?
Stunarizine is indicated for treatment in the following cases:
Prophylaxis and treatment of symptoms of nausea or vomiting, dizziness, dizziness when motion sickness. Symptomatic treatment of nausea, vomiting, and dizziness common in Meniere's disease and other vestibular disorders (except due to cancer chemotherapy).
3. Contraindications of Stunarizine
Hypersensitivity to any component of the drug Stunarizine. History of allergy to other medicines containing Dimenhydrinate. People with closed angle glaucoma. People with urinary retention due to diseases in the urethra - prostate. Children < 2 years old.
4. Dosage of Stunarizine
Adults or adolescents ≥ 12 years old
Motion sickness: Take 1-2 tablets (50-100 mg)/time every 4-6 hours. Use 30 minutes before departure. Take no more than 8 tablets (400 mg) in a day. Symptoms of Meniere's disease: Take 1⁄2 - 1 tablet (25 - 50 mg)/time x 3 times/day. Children 6 - 12 years old: Motion sickness: Take 1/2 - 1 tablet (25 - 50 mg)/time every 6-8 hours. Use 30 minutes before departure. Take no more than 3 tablets (150 mg) in a day.
Children 2 - 6 years old: Motion sickness: Take 1/4 - 1/2 tablet (12.5 - 25 mg)/time every 8 hours. Use 30 minutes before departure. Take no more than 3 tablets (150 mg) in a day.
5. Notes when using Stunarizine
Treatment with Stunarizin in high doses or for a long time may cause side effects such as:
Common: Central nervous system disorders such as drowsiness, insomnia, dizziness, dizziness, headache, etc. loss of coordination of movement. Other symptoms such as blurred vision, dry mouth and throat, tinnitus. Uncommon: Gastrointestinal disorders such as anorexia, constipation or diarrhea. Urinary disorders such as dysuria, dysuria, urinary retention. Cardiovascular symptoms such as palpitations, tachycardia, low blood pressure. Rare: Central nervous system disorders such as paradoxical excitability in children, agitation, insomnia, tremor, convulsions. Should stop the drug immediately when detecting the above symptoms after taking Stunarizine and promptly notify the doctor or go to the nearest medical facility for timely treatment.
6. Note the use of Stunarizine in the following subjects:
Stunarizin should be used with caution in elderly patients, those with a history of or are suffering from epilepsy, chronic constipation at risk of bowel paralysis, bladder obstruction or prostate enlargement. Stunarizine may mask signs of toxicity in overdose with other drugs or interfere with the diagnosis of appendicitis. Pregnancy: According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) there are no safety data on the use of Stunarizine in pregnant women. Therefore, Stunarizine should only be used in pregnant women in cases of absolute necessity. Lactation: Research has shown that the active ingredient Dimenhydrinate in Stunarizin can be excreted in breast milk and cause harmful effects on the infant. In addition, first-generation antihistamines such as Stunarizine may inhibit lactation due to their anticholinergic effects. Therefore, in order to ensure the safety of nursing infants, breast-feeding should be discontinued when deciding to use Stunarizine. Drivers or workers who operate machinery may experience side effects such as drowsiness, insomnia, dizziness, dizziness, headache, loss of coordination... while working. Therefore, avoid using Stunarizine before and during work.
7. Stunarizine drug interactions
Interactions with other drugs:
Stunarizine enhances the effect of CNS depressants such as barbiturates or alcohol. Stunarizine enhances the effect of anticholinergic drugs. Stunarizine drugs cause signs of toxicity when overdosed with drugs such as antibiotics of the Aminoglycoside group (ototoxic drugs). Above is an overview of ingredients, indications, contraindications, dosage and notes when using Stunarizine. In order to bring the best treatment results for themselves and their families, patients need to carefully read the instructions for use of Stunarizine, and consult and guide the treating doctor.
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