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Drug Information for COGNITAM 400mg Tablet 10's

What is COGNITAM 400mg Tablet used for?

COGNITAM 400mg Tablet is used for the treatment of cognitive disorders, such as cortical myoclonus and cerebrocortical insufficiency.

COGNITAM 400mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does COGNITAM 400mg Tablet work?

COGNITAM 400mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called cognitive enhancers. This drug acts by reducing the erythrocyte adhesion to vascular endothelium and facilitating the blood circulation. It alters the mechanism of neurochemicals and improves the oxygen supply to the brain. It also acts by inhibiting platelet aggregation, which reduces blood viscosity and improves blood flow.

How to use COGNITAM 400mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use COGNITAM 400mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • For syrup dosage form, shake the suspension well before taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
  • COGNITAM 400mg Tablet injection should be administered under medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of COGNITAM 400mg Tablet, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of COGNITAM 400mg Tablet may include:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Hallucinations
  • Agitation

What are the drugs that interact with COGNITAM 400mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with COGNITAM 400mg Tablet include the following:

  • Aspirin
  • Bivalirudin
  • Dabigatran
  • Dextran
  • Dipyridamole
  • Eptifibatide
  • Lepirudin
  • Phenindione
  • Prasugrel
  • Rivaroxaban
  • Sulfinpyrazone
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of COGNITAM 400mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of COGNITAM 400mg Tablet:

  • Nervousness
  • Depression
  • Drowsiness
  • Hallucinations
  • Restlessness
  • Vertigo
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using COGNITAM 400mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to COGNITAM 400mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Keep the medication away from the reach of children.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the symptoms of COGNITAM 400mg Tablet medicine.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if COGNITAM 400mg Tablet causes severe drowsiness or blurred vision.
  • Do not use COGNITAM 400mg Tablet medication without doctor’s prescription.

You are advised not to use COGNITAM 400mg Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using COGNITAM 400mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of brain haemorrhage or renal impairment.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs such as levothyroxine, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked questions about COGNITAM 400mg Tablet

  1. Is it safe to alter the dose of COGNITAM 400mg Tablet?
  2. No. Altering the dose of COGNITAM 400mg Tablet is not advisable as it can increase the risk of side effects.

  3. Can COGNITAM 400mg Tablet be used during pregnancy?
  4. Consult your doctor before using COGNITAM 400mg Tablet medication, as the safety of the drug during pregnancy has not been established.

  5. Is it safe to use COGNITAM 400mg Tablet in geriatric patients?
  6. Be cautious while using COGNITAM 400mg Tablet medication in older adults as they are easily prone to the risk of side effects. The doctor may suggest for dose adjustment in patients with kidney diseases.

  7. Is it common to gain weight while on COGNITAM 400mg Tablet medication?
  8. Yes. Weight gain is one of the common side effects of COGNITAM 400mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

  9. What are the formulations of COGNITAM 400mg Tablet available?
  10. COGNITAM 400mg Tablet is available as a capsule, injection, syrup and tablet.


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