What is Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine used for?
Pyritinol, also called Pyrithioxine, is a nootropic drug used in the treatment of cerebrovascular and mental function disorders, encephalitis, stroke, alcoholism, and dyslexia. Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine is also used in the symptomatic treatment of chronically impaired brain function in dementia syndromes and in the supportive treatment of sequelae of craniocerebral trauma. It is a water-soluble, semi-natural drug derived from vitamin B6. It belongs to a category of drugs called anti-Alzheimer’s drugs. This drug boosts glucose metabolism, as well as supports memory and cognition. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine?
The dosage of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine should be taken with food. Take the medicine with a large glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine?
Like other medicines, Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine can cause side effects such as nausea, headache, tiredness, and loss of appetite. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine?
Is it possible for me to take Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine?
How will Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine work in my body?
How should Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Pyritinol/Pyrithioxine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.