Strocoz Syrup 60 ml belongs to a group of medications called ‘psychostimulants’ used to treat stroke, head trauma or injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and glaucoma. A stroke occurs due to insufficient blood supply to the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive age-related memory loss.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that affects movement. Glaucoma is an eye problem that occurs due to damage to the optic nerve, responsible for vision.
Strocoz Syrup 60 ml contains ‘Citicoline’, a psychostimulant or nootropic used to nourish and minimize damage to the nerve cells in various conditions associated with the brain. It increases the activity of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
It regenerates nerve cells by promoting the synthesis of phospholipids (forms neuronal membrane) in the brain. It improves learning, memory, judging, and thinking processes. It can improve recovery in patients with disturbance in consciousness in patients with head injury or any other problems associated with the brain and who underwent surgery.
Strocoz Syrup 60 ml is available in the form of a tablet or injection. The tablet form is swallowed as a whole; do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. A healthcare professional will administer the injection; do not self-administer.
You may experience some side effects such as gastrointestinal disturbances, including nausea, constipation or diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, blurred vision, insomnia (trouble sleeping), hypotension (decrease in blood pressure), increase or decrease in heart rate, and restlessness.
Most of these side effects do not require medical attention. However, if the symptoms persist or get worsen, consult a doctor immediately.
Before taking Strocoz Syrup 60 ml, inform your doctor if you have any known allergy to citicoline or any other ingredients present in it.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Uses of Strocoz Syrup 60 ml
Stroke, head injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and glaucoma
Strocoz Syrup 60 ml contains ‘Citicoline,’ which belongs to the class of ‘psychostimulants.’ It is used to promote brain health. It is used to treat stroke, head injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and glaucoma. It protects the brain from neurotoxicity (damage to the brain).
It acts as a precursor for phospholipids (present in the outer membrane of the nerve cell) and also stimulates phospholipid synthesis in the brain. It also stimulates blood flow and oxygen consumption in the brain.
This promotes brain activity and improves cognition, memory, and thinking capabilities in patients with progressive brain disorders. It accelerates the recovery rate in patients with neurological diseases (diseases affecting the brain).
Directions for Use
Strocoz Syrup 60 ml available in two dosage forms: tablet and injection. Tablet: Strocoz Syrup 60 ml tablets are swallowed as a whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break the tablets. Tablets can be taken with or without food. Take the dose as prescribed by your doctor.
Do not decrease or overdose on medicine. It is recommended to take the medicines at a fixed time every day for the best results.Injection: Injection is administered with a syringe by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administer.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Strocoz Syrup 60 ml
- Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
- Hypotension (decrease in blood pressure)
- Blurred vision
- Increase or decrease in heart rate
WHAT IS STROCOZ 500MG?
STROCOZ 500MG contains Citicoline
Strocoz Syrup helps in the treatment of stroke, head injury, Alzheimer’s disease, and memory loss (dementia) in Parkinson’s disease. It protects the nerve cells in the brain from damage and also helps to repair the damaged nerve cells.
Strocoz Syrup may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Your dose depends on your age and the condition you are being treated for. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.
Some common side effects that may be seen with this medicine include decreased blood pressure, stomach pain, diarrhea, and irregular heart rate. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you ever had any problems with your kidneys or if you have or ever had any seizures (epilepsy or fits).
Always let your doctor know about all the medicines that you are taking before you start with your treatment. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding, before using this medicine.
WHAT STROCOZ 500MG IS USED FOR?
It is used for Alzheimers disease and other types of dementia, head trauma, cerebrovascular disease such as stroke, age-related memory loss, Parkinsons disease, attention deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHA), and glaucoma
STROCOZ 500MG contains citicoline which is naturally occurring compound and building block of the cell membranes.
It improves cerebral function by increasing blood flow to the brain and enhances cerebral metabolism. This medicine is being commonly prescribed for impaired brain function due to ischaemic neurotoxicity.
It works by increasing the brain chemical and decreasing the damage of brain tissues. It is a potent brain-health nutrient and nootropic.
It improves cellular communication by increasing the availability of neurotransmitters, including acetylcholine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. The commonly observed adverse effects were rash, insomnia, numbness of paralyzed extremities, nausea and feeling of warmth.
Always take STROCOZ 500MG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking this medicine, it may make you feel dizziness, vision problems.
If you have any kidney, liver or heart related problems, consult your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. The common side effects are headache, low or high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision and gastrointestinal disorders (i.e., stomach pain, diarrhoea).
BENEFITS OF STROCOZ SYRUP
In Treatment of Stroke
A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs due to damage to the brain. Strocoz Syrup helps in speeding up the recovery process in patients who have undergone stroke. It decreases brain damage, promotes healing, and enhances the overall health of the patient.
In Treatment of Head injury
In cases of head injury, damage to the brain may cause further complications. Strocoz Syrup helps the damaged tissues to heal faster and improves the patient condition. It is usually given for a longer duration. Keep taking it as prescribed to get maximum benefit.
In Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Strocoz Syrup improves learning, memory, and information processing (cognitive function) in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Do not stop taking it unless advised by the doctor. This medicine will help in managing Alzheimer’s disease effectively.
In Treatment of Dementia in Parkinson’s disease
Dementia in Parkinson’s disease refers to problems in memory and thinking that are advanced, interfering with daily activities and quality of life. Strocoz Syrup helps in managing these symptoms in a safe manner that can be used for the long term. This will make it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
TALK TO DOCTOR
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:
Are allergic to citicoline or any other component of the formulation
PREGNANCY & BREAST FEEDING
There is not enough evidence on this medicine safety in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Citicoline should be used in pregnancy and lactation only when benefits justify the potential risks
A breastfeeding mother should not take Strocoz Syrup 60 ml unless prescribed by a doctor.
Strocoz Syrup 60 ml may cause blurred vision and a decrease in blood pressure. So, it is recommended to be cautious to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Strocoz Syrup 60 ml.
Tell your doctor, if you are taking
Products containing meclophenoxate
Carbidopa, levodopa and entacapone
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
Keep out of reach of children
Do not take the medicine after the expiry date
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Do not take Strocoz Syrup 60 ml if you have any known allergy to citicoline or any other psychostimulant drugs. Inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Drug-drug interactions: Strocoz Syrup 60 ml alter the effect of antiparkinsonian drugs (levodopa, carbidopa, and entacapone) when given with it. The effectiveness of Strocoz Syrup 60 ml is altered when given with another nootropic (meclofenoxate).
Drug-food interactions: No interactions found.
Drug-disease interactions: No interactions found.
Q. I have been prescribed Strocoz Syrup for Alzheimer’s disease. What is its role, and how does it work?
Strocoz Syrup is a form of an essential nutrient called choline which is naturally present in the body. It protects the nerve cells in the brain from damage and also helps to repair the damaged nerve cells. Therefore, it improves learning, memory, and cognitive function (processing information or perception) in Alzheimer’s disease.
Q. Can I take alcohol during treatment with Strocoz Syrup?
There are no studies to determine the effect of alcohol on treatment with Strocoz Syrup. However, since Strocoz Syrup is prescribed for stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, head injury, and age-related memory impairment, it is best to avoid the consumption of alcohol.
Q. Can students take Strocoz Syrup to improve memory and learning?
No, students should not take Strocoz Syrup since studies show that Strocoz Syrup is effective only in age-related memory problems, memory problems associated with long-standing stroke, and in Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, there is no data available for use of this medicine in children.
Q. What is the role of Strocoz Syrup in stroke?
In cases of stroke caused due to blood clots, taking Strocoz Syrup orally can help the patient recover completely within 3 months. Also, giving Strocoz Syrup either intravenously (injecting the medicine in vein directly) within 12 hours of having a stroke or daily for 7 days after the stroke can help the patient recover sooner.