What is Cerebrolysin Injection?
Cerebrolysin Injection is a medicine used in the treatment of stroke, head injury, and Alzheimer’s disease. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines, depending on the illness it is being used for. Cerebrolysin Injection is a nerve-repairing medicine. It works on the brain by repairing nerve cells and improving their survival.
Cerebrolysin has also been studied for potential use with a wide variety of neurodegenerative disorders, though research is preliminary. Cochrane reviews suggest no benefit in the treatment of acute stroke and an increased rate of spontaneous adverse events requiring hospitalization. Conversely, reviews suggest a positive effect when cerebrolysin is used with vascular dementia. All Cochrane analyses to date stress that these relationships needed to be confirmed by further high-quality clinical trials.
Cerebrolysin Injection is administered as an injection under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. It is given in cases where oral administration is not possible. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, vertigo, sweating, agitation, fever, hallucinations, confusion, and flu-like syndrome. 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 ever had any seizures (epilepsy or fits). Your dose depends on your age and the condition you are being treated for. Always let your doctor know about all the medicines that you are taking before you start your treatment. Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding, before using this medicine.
When to use Cerebrolysin Solution for Injection?
In Stroke. A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs due to damage to the brain. Cerebrolysin Injection helps in speeding up the recovery process in patients who have undergone a stroke. It decreases brain damage, promotes healing, and enhances the overall health of the patient.
In Head injury. In cases of head injury, damage to the brain may cause further complications. Cerebrolysin Injection 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 Alzheimer’s disease. Cerebrolysin Injection improves learning, memory, and information processing (cognitive function) in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. These problems in memory and thinking may start interfering with daily activities and worsen your condition. This medicine will help in managing Alzheimer’s disease effectively. It will make it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life. It can take several weeks for your symptoms to improve; so keep using the medicine even if you do not think it is working.