A pill that is often used to treat stroke, head injury, and memory loss (dementia). Healthcare professionals may also prescribe this medication to treat Parkinson’s disease. While the active ingredient is Citicoline, it contains other inactive ingredients such as propyl parahydroxybenzoate, sorbitol, and others. Prexaron 500 mg is known as pyrimidine ribonucleoside diphosphates medicine. This drug works by protecting nerve cells in the brain from damage. It is not allowed to use this product without a doctor’s recommendation because it may lead to severe adverse reactions.
The manufacturer of Prexaron 500 mg is Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
One tablet daily is usually the recommended dose per day (24 hours) or as directed by your doctor. Administer the tablet whole by mouth with a glass full of water and avoid other drinks such as alcohol because it may increase the risk of side effects. While swallowing do not crush, break, or chew the tablet. In any case, you should administer the tablet with food if stomach upset or nausea occurs. To get a better effect from Prexaron 500 mg, you should follow carefully the doctor’s recommendations such as taking the tablets each day and at the same time.
If you are using the liquid form of Citicoline, you should use a special measuring device or cup. Otherwise, you may get the wrong dose. Do not use this medication more often than your doctor prescribes because it will not treat your medical condition faster. Inform your physician if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
The dosages fluctuate among patients. It depends on the severity of your health condition, age, other medicines that you may use, and your response to treatment. If you have doubts about what dosage is better for you, talk with a doctor. It is not allowed to stop the treatment suddenly without the doctor’s approval because you may experience undesired results.
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Sometimes, you may forget to administer a tablet, you should take it as soon as possible. However, if it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment. Do not take an increased dose the next time to catch up because it may increase the risk of adverse effects.
Rarely, if you administer more tablets than your doctor prescribes, you may experience an overdose. Stop taking this medication and ask for medical help right away if you notice any of the following symptoms. For example, passing out, severe dizziness, breathing problems, and others. Ask your healthcare professional if you have any questions.
Adverse Effects of Prexaron 500 mg
Prexaron 500 mg like other drugs may give you some side effects. Certain factors that can cause side effects are allergy and overdose. In case your body adjusts to the active ingredient of this medicine, you may not experience any of the following adverse reactions. There are three types of side effects: mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Adverse Effects
Usually, patients ignore this category of side effects. However, you should tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects. For example:
Moderate Adverse Effects
This category of side effects usually is not dangerous for the patients. Therefore, they can continue the treatment safely. Your healthcare professional may help you to prevent or avoid side effects. Check below some examples:
Severe Adverse Effects
In rare cases, you may experience this category of side effects. If you are noticing any of the following side effects, stop taking Citicoline and consult a doctor immediately. Check some examples below:
- Stomach pain
- Blurred vision
This article does not contain all possible adverse effects. Inform your healthcare professional if you experience any of the side effects listed above or any other effects.
Certain medicines and substances may interact with Citicoline and change how this medication works by increasing the risk of adverse effects or even reducing its effectiveness. Share a list of products that you are using with your physician before using Prexaron 500 mg. For example herbal products, vitamins, prescription medicines, nonprescription medicines, supplements, and others. Check below some examples of drug interaction:
This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. That’s why, it is important to consult a doctor before taking Citicoline. Moreover, you should not stop, start, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because you may experience undesired results.
Before using Prexaron 500 mg, you should tell your doctor about your medical history. For example:
- Liver or kidney disease
- Bleeding problems
- If you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or if you have any other allergies
This medication may increase the risk of QT prolongation. This is a medical condition that affects heart rhythm. Talk with a doctor right away, if you notice any of the following symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, and fainting. Reduces levels of magnesium or potassium in the blood may also increase the risk of QT prolongation.
Citicoline may make you drowsy or dizzy. Limit or avoid alcoholic drinks and marijuana (cannabis) during treatment because these effects may increase. In addition, do not operate machinery or drive while you are on treatment with Prexaron 500 mg until you can do it safely.
Inform your physician if you are pregnant or want to become pregnant before taking this medicine because it may harm your unborn baby. Talk with a doctor before breastfeeding because this medicine passes into breast milk.
- You should store this medicine in dry and dark places and at room temperature. Do not keep Prexaron 500 mg in the bathroom.
- Citicoline should not be used in children and pets without a doctor’s prescription because it may be harmful to them.