Medications for the treatment of the brain diseases currently becoming widespread. In this regard, it is difficult to choose a quality medication that helps to restore the brain tissue. One of the most effective cures for the treatment of demyelinating diseases, as well as other pathologies of the brain tissue, is Cerebrolysin.
Indications for use:
Cerebrolysin improves the metabolism of the brain’s nervous tissue in development of vascular disease, memory and memory functions disorders, as well as in treatment of the effects of trauma.
This medicine is used to restore memory function and memorization, promotes the formation of small blood vessels. All these effects are developed at the same time, which causes its complex effects on the brain.
Cerebrolysin is used for the treatment of various cognitive disorders (Alzheimer’s disease, some forms of dementia, chronic cerebrovascular insufficiency). In pediatrics, its used for the treatment of retardations (physical and mental), and in some childhood psychiatric disorders (attention deficiency syndrome).
Dosage and administration:
The drug is administered as an intramuscular injection (not exceeding 5mg) and 10 mg intravenously. The dose is calculated depending on the development stage of the condition and the age of the patient (eg, in children the dose of cerebrolysin is selected depending on their body weight – 0.1 mg of cerebrolysin per 1 kg of weight). In adults, the effective dosage for most diseases is 10 mg at a time. The course of treatment is about 20-30 days. The drug has a positive feature, that is, it does not develop the symptoms of overdose.
During intravenous administration of the drug, a burning sensation in the place of insertion of a needle or a catheter, hot flashes, dizziness may occur. In that case it is recommended to discontinue infusion of the drug or replace it with any analogue.
The most frequent side effects are nausea, dyspepsia; vomiting is quite rare.
The difference between Cerebrolysin and Cerebrolysat:
Quite often, Cerebrolysin is confused with Cerebrolysat. Is there a difference between them?
Both of these drugs contain the same component, which is hydrolysat of the cerebral cortex; however Cerebrolysin is manufactured from pig’s brain, and for production of Cerebrolysat, the cattle brain containing poly- and oligopeptides is used. Both of these drugs are prescribed for the same diseases. The only difference is that much fewer side effects develop when using Cerebrolysat (possible side effects include increased blood pressure, body temperature).
Analogs of Cerebrolysin:
Sometimes, there may be a situation when a pharmacy does not have cerebrolysin, and the drug is extremely necessary. Therefore, you need to know about its analogs, which can fully replace this medication.
The most common analogue of cerebrolysin is Cortexin. It has the same effects on the brain tissue as cerebrolysin does, and is as effective. The only difference is the price. Cortexin is a bit more expensive.