What is Prexaron (Citicoline) used for?
Prexaron (Citicoline) is a naturally occurring chemical in the body, which is used as a supplement to help treat dementia, Alzheimer's disease, loss of memory, glaucoma and cerebrovascular diseases. This drug was developed in Japan to treat patients who have suffered from a stroke. In many countries in Europe, it is commonly prescribed to treat problems with thinking caused by poor circulation in the brain.
How should I use Prexaron (Citicoline)?
Prexaron (Citicoline) tablets should be taken by mouth. You should discuss the dosage requirements with your physician before you take this medication. Some patients treating memory loss and thinking ability caused by old age are told to take 1000mg to 2000mg per day. If you are treating cerebrovascular disease, you may be told to take 600mg per day. Treatment of an ischemic stroke may require 500mg to 2000mg per day, usually starting within 24 hours of a stroke occurring. However, you should only take the dose prescribed by your physician.
What are the side effects of Prexaron (Citicoline)?
Prexaron (Citicoline) generally does not cause serious side effects if taken for a short period of time. However, you still may experience side effects, such as:
Consult your physician if you notice any side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Prexaron (Citicoline). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.