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Cognitam Injection

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

Cognitam Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, stroke and memory loss in Parkinson's disease. It can also be used to treat age related memory loss and head injury. It works by improving communication between the nerve cells and protects the brain.

Cognitam 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.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nervousness and abnormality of voluntary movements. You may also notice some injection site reactions such as pain, redness or swelling. However, these are temporary and usually subside on their own after some time. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus.

This medicine may cause weight gain, therefore, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Taking Cognitam Injection can affect platelet aggregation, so inform the doctor if you have bleeding problems or if you are on medications that help to make the blood thin.

Side effects of Cognitam Injection

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Weight gain
  • Nervousness
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.
  • Coping with Weight gain
    Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes. Avoid processed meat or poultry and seafood. Eat small, frequent meals and eat slowly. Do not snack on foods that contain a lot of calories such as crisps, cakes, biscuits and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, eat fruits and vegetables which have low calories. Avoid reaching for a sugary drink if you feel stressed. Fasting once a week can be an effective way to lose weight. Make sure you get enough sleep. With proper diet and lifestyle changes, you might not gain any weight or may gain only a small amount. Even then if it bothers you, ask your doctor if there are any alternative medicines that do not have this side effect.
  • Coping with Nervousness
    This often disappears when the condition you are being treated for is managed. You could ask your doctor about changing the dose of your medicine or alternatives if it is affecting your daily life or causing you distress. Psychological treatments may be available. Some things you can do to help yourself include stopping smoking, cutting down the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink, and doing regular exercise. You should also eat a healthy diet and find out how to get sleep if you are having trouble. Try talking to a friend or family member. Calming breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques may also help.

How to use Cognitam Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Cognitam Injection works

Cognitam Injection is a nootropic medicine. It works by increasing the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) which improves communication between the nerve cells. It also protects the brain and nervous system against shortness of oxygen.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Cognitam Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cognitam Injection during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cognitam Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cognitam Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Cognitam Injection may cause drowsiness and shakiness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cognitam Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cognitam Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cognitam Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cognitam Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cognitam Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • It is injected through the veins under the supervision of a doctor. 
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you have bleeding problems or if you are on medications that help thin your blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience stomach pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. 
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Patient Concerns

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Is it safe taking 2 tab of samtral 400mg daily for two months i m suffering from memory loss problem doctor advised it to take it with cap. Corus for almost two months My mri , eeg and other blood test reports are normal Only one blood test says lack of vitamin d3 for dat i was taking tayo 60k now i m not taking any medicine
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
At the age of 27year and no history of head injury, memory problems are more often related to stress and anxiety. A psychiatric evaluation may be useful.
My father is suffering from Parkinson's disease for last 10 years now he has lost his memory power and even don't know what to do and not to do even though urinated on his bed etc Pl advice treatment for him
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Parkinsonism is Disorder of motor activity characterised by slowness of movement and stiffness. Memory loss is a consequence of dementia. Both can occur together. Dementia involves damage of nerve cells in the brain, which can occur in several areas of the brain. Dementia affects people differently, depending on the area of the brain affected. Most types of dementia can't be cured, but there are ways to manage the behavioural symptoms. A neurological and psychiatric evaluation is required to make a rehabilitation plan for such patients.
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FAQs

Q. If I do not see an improvement in my symptoms, can I stop taking Cognitam?

No, do not stop taking Cognitam on your own. Stopping it suddenly may have unwanted effects like twitching and jerking movements. If Cognitam does not improve your symptoms, consult your doctor. The doctor may suggest a slow reduction of Cognitam dose.

Q. Who should avoid taking Cognitam?

You should not take Cognitam if you are allergic to Cognitam or any of the ingredients in the medicine. Also, avoid taking Cognitam if your kidney functions are severely deranged or if you ever had localized bleeding in the brain (cerebral hemorrhage). You should also avoid taking this medicine if you are suffering from Huntington’s disease/chorea (a genetic disorder where the brain cells die quickly causing deterioration of mental and physical abilities over time).

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