Administration

Dosage recommendation Stroke

Cerebrolysin® belongs to agents used in post-stroke rehabilitation and it is recommended that its administration should be initiated as early as possible, usually within a few hours post-stroke. The recommended dosage range is between 20 and 50 ml per day. For the treatment of stroke Cerebrolysin® should be used as an add-on treatment to standard intervention.

DisorderDaily dosageInitiation of treatmentDuration of treatment
Stroke20 - 50 mlas soon as possible10 - 21 days

ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION

IV infusion

10ml - 50ml

diluted to at least 100ml total
volume with Saline, Ringer solution
or 5% glucose solution

Infuse within 15 minutes

To guarantee sterility, always use disposable one-way infusion sets and cannulas! 
Do not store the infusion solution, start the infusion as quickly as possibe after dilution!
Cerebrolysin® should not be mixed with balanced amino acid solutions, vitamins and cardiovascular medicinal products.

 

IV injection

up to 10ml

undiluted

inject slowly
over 3 minutes

IM injection

up to 5ml

undiluted

inject slowly
over 3 minutes

The IV or IM injection has to be administered immediately after opening the ampoule!

STERILITY ASPECTS

Special precautions to guarantee sterility must be taken during dilution and administration of Cerebrolysin®:

  • Remove solution from ampoules immediately before use
  • Do not leave an open ampoule on the treatment table
  • Always use only disposable one-way IV infusions sets and cannulas
  • When Cerebrolysin® is administered via a long-term IV catheter, the catheter has to be rinsed before and after the application with physiological sodium chloride solution
  • Pay special attention to recommended infusion/injection times page before

More information please find in our Dosage recommendation.

 

This information is based on the Austrian Summary of Product Characteristics. The prescribing information in your country may vary; please consult your local prescribing information and/or contact your local EVER representative.