Health problems which are connected with the brain are very serious. In addition, it is very difficult to solve them. Sometimes, it is even impossible and, that is why, it is necessary to begin treatment as early as possible.
Nimotop is one of the remedies which are helpful in case of brain diseases. The active ingredient of the pill is nimodipine which affects the brain vessels.
Nimotop will be useful for people who suffer from:
Ischemic neurological disorder which is caused by a severe spasm of cerebral vessels due to subarachnoid hemorrhage connected with break of the aneurysm (used for treatment and prevention);
Severe functional disorders connected with the brain that older patients may have, manifested like bad memory and poor concentration, emotional lability.
Why Is Nimotop Worth Using?
It improves cerebral blood flow when it is taken by patients with acute stroke as it widens the brain vessels. Additional perfusion is usually more manifested in damaged areas and areas with an insufficient blood supply. The use of nimodipine is able to reduce the mortality greatly and lessen the incidence of subarachnoid hemorrhage that occurs because of ischemic neurological disorders.
Nimodipine, the action of which is connected with calcium channel receptors of the brain blood vessels, protects the nerve cells. It stabilizes their main function and makes brain blood circulation better. Moreover, it does not cause “steal syndrome”. Nimotop has great effects in cases of memory disorders and poor concentration. In addition to this, it improves personal behavioral responses and makes psychometric results of functional tests more successful.
Absolute and Additional Contraindications
Age lower than 18;
Hypersensitivity to the remedy components.
Serious functional disorders of the liver (e.g. cirrhosis);
Concurrent usage of rifampicin or antiepileptic pills (phenytoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine);
Period of pregnancy and lactation.
Rules of Intake and Side Effects
Nimotop is taken orally without reference to the food intake. It is necessary to swallow it drinking a small amount of water. The intervals between the intakes must be 4 hours. If older patients have brain functional disorders, it is recommended to take 1 pill of Nimotop 3 times a day.
Some people can feel the following side effects during the treatment:
Digestive system: seldom – nausea and intestinal obstruction;
Cardiovascular system: seldom – low blood pressure, tachycardia, vasodilatation and sometimes bradycardia;
Nervous system: in some cases – headache;
Hepatobiliary system: some cases of transient increase of liver enzymes;
Immune system: very seldom – rash and some allergic reactions;
Systems of hematopoiesis: rarely – thrombocytopenia.
However, if you take the remedy according to the prescription of your doctor and minding all the precautions, you will have no problems.