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  • What are Neuropeptides?

    Neuropeptides are small protein-like molecules used by neurons to communicate with each other.

  • Is Cerebrolysin® a multi-modal drug and how does Cerebrolysin® work?

    Similar to neuropeptides Cerebrolysin® interacts with several pathways of intracellular signal transduction and is therefore considered as multi-modal drug. The cellular integration of these signals results in the observed neuroprotective and neurorestorative effects.

  • Is Cerebrolysin® a safe drug?

    As Cerebrolysin® is meanwhile used for many years and the safety profile of the drug is well-established. Therefore the submission frequency for Periodic Safety Update Reports was set to 13 years by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

  • What are the most frequently reported side effects of Cerebolysin?

    The side effects of Cerebrolysin® are rare and of mild intensity. The most frequently reported adverse reactions with Cerebrolysin® are dizziness, headache, sweating, and nausea.

  • Is the Cerebrolysin® dosage adjusted for the patient’s body weight?

    There is no data available about adjustment for the patient's body weight.

  • When should Cerebrolysin® be given after stroke?

    Time is Brain is one of the most important messages for patients, caregivers and doctors. All treatments for acute stroke, if indicated, should be given as fast as possible. Cerebrolysin® supports neuroprotection and neurorecovery and the earlier the patient receives the agent, the more the patient will benefit from them. Newest data also show beneficial effects if Cerebrolysin® is administered at a later stage.

  • Does Cerebrolysin® support recovery when administered in the sub acute phase after stroke?

    Yes, Cerebrolysin® stimulates natural recovery processes after stroke. These processes are most prominent during first 3 months post-stroke. Therefore, Cerebrolysin® can be given within this broad treatment window. Both the research and clinical data for Cerebrolysin® indicate that the best treatment effects are seen when Cerebrolysin® is administered as soon as it is possible after stroke and continued during the natural recovery phase.

  • Is Cerebrolysin® used after Traumtic Brain Injury

    Yes, Cerebrolysin® is used after TBI, including concussions, the most common and least serious type of traumatic brain injury.