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Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet



Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet is a combination medicine that is used as a cognitive enhancer. It helps to improve brain function, enhance focus and increase the blood flow to the brain. It also improves communication between the nerve cells and protects the brain.

Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. 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 it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include stomach upset, rash, flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck, and trunk), nervousness, and abnormality of voluntary movements. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. This medicine may cause weight gain and to control it, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

Uses of Cognitune Tablet

Side effects of Cognitune Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cognitune

  • Weight gain
  • Upset stomach
  • Rash
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • 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 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 Upset stomach
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
    Sip cold or iced drinks. Try cutting down on coffee, tea and alcohol. It might help to keep the room cool and use a fan. You could also spray cool water on your face. Wear layers of light clothing that you can easily take off if you overheat. Breathe deeply and try to relax. Have a lukewarm shower or bath instead of a hot one. Avoid smoking and cut down on alcohol. The flushing should go away after a few days. If it does not go away or causes problems, contact your doctor. There may be medicines that can help.
  • 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 Cognitune Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cognitune Tablet works

Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Ginkgo Biloba, Piracetam and Vinpocetine. Ginkgo Biloba and Piracetam increase blood flow to the brain and protect it from damage by harmful chemical substances (free radicals). Vinpocetine works by further protecting the brain and nervous system from shortness of oxygen and also affects various channels on nerve cells.

Safety Advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet may cause drowsiness and shakiness. This may affect your driving ability.
Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cognitune 60mg/800mg/5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Cognitune?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Cognitune cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Cognitune may cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Can the use of Cognitune cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Cognitune can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. Can Cognitune cause insomnia?

Yes, Cognitune can cause insomnia. Consult the doctor if you are having persistent sleeping problem or insomnia (inability to sleep) while taking this medicine.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Cognitune be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended dosage does not improve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

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