Instructions for the use of “Instenon”
The ingredients include the active substances hexobendin, etamivan and etophyllin. Hexobendin extends vessels, relieves vasms of vessels. It enhances the brain circulation, contributes to the improvement of metabolic processes in the brain. Etamivan is close to cordiamine (a drug stimulating respiratory center). Etophyllin improves brain circulation, stimulates the operation of the vasodomotor center, increases the strength of heart rates, has bronchodilating effect and moderate diuretic activity.
“ Instenon” is prescribed in diseases of the brain of vascular origin, the development of which is caused by age-related changes. It is used in poststroke states, in the consequences of insufficiency of blood supply to the brain, as well as in dizziness caused by functional brain disorders.
The dose of “Instenon” is determined depending on the severity of the disease. The drug is administered intramuscular or intravenously (slowly) one ampoule once or twice a day or as a drip infusion also one ampoule once a day together with 250 ml of 5% solution levulese. If the condition is improved, treatment continues with the drug in the form of pills: prescribed one or two tablets three times a day for six weeks.
With rapid administration, a lowering of blood pressure is possible, so the duration of administration of the drug should be at least three minutes.
Contraindications to the appointment of “Instenon”
“Instenon” are contraindicated in conditions of strong arousal, convulsive syndrome, epilepsy, with symptoms of increased intracranial pressure (prolonged headache, visual impairment, vomiting), cerebral hemorrhage, with increased individual sensitivity to the components of the drug .
This medication is used with caution in carotid artery stenosis, developed as a result of arteriosclerosis, as well as after a recently suffered stroke. During pregnancy and lactation, “Instenon” is only prescribed on strict indications as it can harm the child.
During treatment with the drug it is necessary to be careful when performing knowingly dangerous activities that require the speed of psychomotor reactions and increased attention.
“ Instenon” can cause when used in high doses redness of the face, headache, lower blood pressure. In case of overdose, according to reviews, possible appearance of tachycardia, headaches, redness of the skin of the face. In this case, the withdrawal of the drug is recommended, then the medication is resumed, but at a lower dose. Detailed information on side actions and contraindications can be found in the annotation to the drug. “Instenon” is kept out of reach of children and protected from light at temperatures ranging from 15 to 25oC.