Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S

  • Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is used for Meniere’s syndrome, Balance disorders and other conditions.
  • Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is composed of Betahistine.
  • Take as directed, usually three times a day with food. Dosage is adjusted to each person’s response.
  • Before taking this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of allergies, ulcers,asthma, pheochromocytoma.
  • Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S comes in the form of tablets.

 

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Type

Tablet

Feature

8mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Betahistine

Composition

Betahistine 8 mg

Brand

Scilife Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S belongs to a class of drugs known as histamine analogs, used to treat symptoms of Meniere’s Disease (disease of the inner ear due to excess build-up of endolymph in the inner ear- causing loss of balance and sense) symptoms of which includes vertigo, constant ringing sound in the ears, or progressively hearing loss. Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is chemically composed of betahistine,  available as oral tablets to be taken strictly under a doctor’s prescription. 

Betahistine contained in the Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S offers therapeutic benefits via its action on different histamine receptors. While it shows a strong antagonist activity on H-3 receptors, H-1 receptors are affected by its agonist action as well. H-1 agonist action helps reduce pressure in the inner ear, increase blood flow and prevent excess fluid build-up. On the other hand, distributed across both CNS and partly PNS, H3 receptors when antagonized by Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S, enhance the levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and GABA producing vasodilation and improving cognitive faculties, restoring equilibrium and balance. 

Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is prescribed to adults above 18 years old, usually 2-3 times orally per day in divided doses. It may take a couple of weeks to show its therapeutic effects. Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless advised by your doctor.  The most common side effects of this medication are nausea, indigestion, headache, and drowsiness. 

Indications

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  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus 
  • Headache 
  • Nausea 

How does Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S work?

Betahistine contained in the Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S offers therapeutic benefits via its action on different histamine receptors. While it shows a strong antagonist activity on H-3 receptors, H-1 receptors are affected by its agonist action as well. H-1 agonist action helps reduce pressure in the inner ear, increase blood flow and prevent excess fluid build-up. On the other hand, distributed across both CNS and partly PNS, H3 receptors when antagonized by Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S, enhance the levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin (Serotonin is known to inhibit the activity of vestibular nuclei thus improving balance), dopamine, norepinephrine, GABA producing vasodilation and improving cognitive faculties, restoring equilibrium and balance. 

How to use Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is available in the form of tablets. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water without chewing after a meal. In general, Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is prescribed to be taken twice or thrice daily. 

Available Potency of Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S 

  • 8 mg   – Tablet
  • 16 mg – Tablet
  • 24 mg – Tablet

Dosage

Adult Dose

Therapy with Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is started in the following dosage:

Starting dose – 8 – 16 mg, orally –  thrice daily

Your doctor may decide to decrease your dose if the improvement is observed in your symptoms

Daily maintenance dose: 24 – 48 mg

Maximum safe dose: 48 mg/ day

Pediatric Dose

Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is not safe to use in children or adolescents below 18 years of age

Elderly dose 

Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S must be used with caution in patients aged 60 and above. Your physician will set the dose most appropriate for your health status. 

Pregnancy And Lactation

Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is not usually recommended for use in pregnancy, therefore if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor who may prescribe safer medicines for your condition. Also Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is not known to be secreted into human milk due to insufficient data available, if you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking it.

Contraindications

Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S or similar drugs
  • An adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma)
  • Peptic /gastric ulcers
  • Age groups under 18 years
  • Malignant hypertension

Precautions‌ ‌

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  • ‌Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S should be taken with caution if there has been a history of drug-related allergy
  • Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S must be used with caution in patients with high blood pressure
  •  In patients with asthma (respiratory disease), ‌Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S should be used with caution
  • Patients with severe acidity and stomach ulcers must be cautious, ‌Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S can exacerbate the condition

Interaction With Other Medications

Certain medications could interact with Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S and may increase or decrease its absorption, in which case, your doctor might alter your dosage. A few of these interacting drugs are given below:

  • Other antihistamines such as cetirizine, chlorpheniramine
  • MAO Inhibitors such as selegiline, phenelzine, isocarboxazid, etc
  • Beta-2 agonists such as salbutamoll, salmetarol etc

Adverse effects

Like most medicines, Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S has some side effects which include:

Common Side effects:

  • Nausea 
  • Headache 
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating

Rare side effects:

  • Anaphylactic reaction 
  • Itchy skin/ rash
  • Fatigue 
  • Arrhythmias 
  • Palpitations 
  • High blood pressure
  • Difficulty in breathing (especially in asthmatics)

 HOW TO COPE UP  WITH ADVERSE EFFECTS

  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Heartburn – can be dealt with by chewing on mint-flavored gum that’ll help neutralize the acid in the body. Standing up straighter, adding ginger to the daily diet, elevating the patient’s upper body, and having licorice supplements has shown to provide relief.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash to help reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Change in taste- this tends to go away as soon as the patient stops taking the medicine but while treatment; saltwater with baking soda (half a teaspoon of salt and baking soda in water) rinses and chewing on sugar-free gum can help dissipate the change in taste.
  • Redness Of The Skin- This can be combated by applying a cold pack to the affected area.

Key facts about 

  • Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is prescribed to adults for the treatment of Meniere’s disease (vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss)
  • Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S belongs to a group of medicines, called Histamine analog
  • Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is not prescribed to pregnant or lactating women or children /adolescents below 18 years
  • Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is prescribed to be taken as oral tablets usually twice or thrice daily
  • Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is not recommended for people with stomach ulcers, asthma, or adrenal gland tumor
  • Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S may cause common side effects such as stomach problems, nausea, headache, and dizziness

FAQ’s

# 1 .HOW TO STORE Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin the chemical nature of certain drugs.

# 2. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose slows down the heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

Q.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

# 3. HOW IS Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is taken orally preferably after a meal, in doses prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is taken 2-3 times daily at 6-8 intervals.

# 4. WILL Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

# 5. CAN I TAKE Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No, Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy. Consult your doctor first. 

#6. WILL Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S AFFECT MY FERTILITY??

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

# 7. IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

Yes. Over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.

# 8. IS IT SAFE TO HAVE ANTACIDS FOR INDIGESTION ALONG WITH Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

To cure side effects like indigestion and heartburn due to Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S you can take antacids but do consult your doctor as well.

# 9. CAN Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. You should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass if this happens. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

# 10. DOES Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No, This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

# 11. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

It is a long-term treatment and you might have to continue taking the medication for a few months or as advised by the doctor

# 12. WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day, and an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal. If the patient misses a dose of Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S, they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then it’s beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule, doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

# 13.  CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

In general, Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S is not known to make you dizzy but if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery

# 14. WHAT IS Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S COMPOSED OFF?

Scitin 8mg Tablet 30 ‘S composition is- betahistine (histamine analog).