"Protection of the organism against aging phenomena. Depressive syndrome, in precocious stages, when conventional therapy it has contraindications."
It is a medicament elaborated by the Romanian scientist Prof. Dr. Ana Aslan, together with her collaborators and disciples, as a result of their researches concerning procaine effects on the organism. The product has been used for many years, as well as it is today, for treating thousands of patients all around the world and at the National Institute Gerontology of and Geriatrics in Bucharest, that nowadays received the name of the famous Romanian lady.
Clinical evaluation of Gerovital on 7,600 patients led to approval in 1957 and transition to volume production in the form of ampoules, and five years later and in the form of tablets, therapeutic cream and lotions.
In a world looking for feverish elixir of youth without old age, Gerovital was fashionable as silicone implants have recently been.
Around the names that have passed the threshold of the institute were weaving legends. Among those who came were Somerset Maugham, Pablo Neruda, Salvador Dali, Miguel Asturias, Charlie Chaplin and Claudia Cardinale.
GEROVITAL H3 is a procaine-based medicament for adults and elderly people. Researches made by the Romanian gerontologists showed that GEROVITAL H3 has an eutrophic effect on the organism as a whole, prolongs the active life span, delays onset and ameliorates the symptoms of age related diseases.
Gerovital H3 Sugar-Coated Tablets
The Romanian original product GEROVITAL H3, is manufactured after the Ana Aslan's formula by the pharmaceuticals producer - ZENTIVA N.V.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.
- - Save this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- - If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- - This medicine has been prescribed for you only. You do not have to give it to others people. It can hurt them, even if they have the same signs of illness as yours.
- - If you have any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
These include any possible side effects not mentioned in this leaflet.
What you need to know before you take Gerovital H3:
Do not take Gerovital H3:
- - if you are allergic to procaine hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicinal product (listed in section 6);
- - decrease in blood pressure (severe hypotension);
- - concomitant treatment with sulfamides (except for antidiabetic agents) and acetylcholinesterases: neostigmine, ezerin (fizostigmine) and pyridostigmine, cholinesterase deficiency;
- - uncontrolled epilepsy by treatment;
- - pulse conduction disorders in the heart (atrioventricular block of grade II or III without pacemaker);
Warnings and precautions - Before you take Gerovital H3, ask your doctor or pharmacist:
- - if you have increased sensitivity to procaine hydrochloride;
- - if you have low blood pressure in the upright position (orthostatic hypotension);
- - if you have some tumors (cancer);
- - if you have heart problems such as prolonged QT interval, which may cause you to beat irregular heartbeat (severe ventricular rhythm disturbances).
Gerovital H3 along with other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you take, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
In particular, tell your doctor if you are already being treated with:
- - medicines from the sulphonamide category (except for antidiabetic medicines);
- - acetylcholinesterase medications such as neostigmine, ezerina (physostigmine), and pyridostigmine.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, do you think you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Sufficient information on the administration of the medicine during pregnancy is not available breastfeeding. For these reasons, it is not recommended to use the medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Driving and using machines
Gerovital H3 does not affect the ability to drive or use machines.
Gerovital H3 contains potassium metabisulphite. It can rarely cause serious hypersensitivity reactions and bronchospasm.
How to take Gerovital H3
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor told you. Talk to your doctor or your pharmacist if you are unsure.
Between the injectable treatment series, for which the recommended dose is 5 ml (one ampoule) solution injectable Gerovital H3 intramuscular daily, 3 times a week, 4 weeks will be added
Oral treatment: 2 Gerovital H3 film-coated tablets per day, 12 days. The treatment is repeated by 5 - 6 times a year.
In some cases, depending on the intensity and location of the degenerative process, the treatment can be administered by oral route: 3 tablets per day for 21 days in 6 to 8 series treatment per year.
If you use more Gerovital H3 than you should
If you accidentally use more of Gerovital H3 than the recommended dose, you should contact your doctor immediately or go to the emergency department of the most near the hospital. Remember to take with you the box and any remaining ampoule or tablet in the box.
If you forget to use Gerovital H3
If you forget to take a dose of Gerovital H3, administer it as soon as you remember, except when it's almost time for the next dose.
Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop using Gerovital H3
Do not stop taking Gerovital H3 without consulting your doctor.
If you have any further questions on this medicine, ask your doctor you or the pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although they do not appear at all persons.
If you experience any of the following manifestations, stop the administration of Gerovital H3 and contact with your doctor:
- - itching of the skin,
- - rash,
- - rapid heartbeat accompanied by a feeling of airlessness or fainting.
The following side effects have been reported with Gerovital H3:
- - dizziness,
- - weakness,
- - faint,
- - palpitations.
Reporting adverse reactions
If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
These include any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet.
How to store Gerovital H3
Keep this medicine out of sight and reach children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label after EXP. The expiration date is refers to the last day of that month.
Store at temperatures below 25 ° C in the original package in order to protect from light.
Do not dispose of any medicinal product by water or household waste. Ask the pharmacist how to throw away medications you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Packaging content and other information
What Gerovital contains H3
The active substance is procaine hydrochloride. One film-coated tablet contains procaine hydrochloride 100 mg.
The other ingredients are: core: benzoic acid, potassium metabisulfite, disodium phosphate dodecahydrate, corn starch, mannitol, gelatin, talc, magnesium stearate. Film coating: methacrylic copolymer type C, macrogol 4000, sodium hydrogencarbonate, talc, polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide (E171).
What Gerovital H3 looks like and the contents of the packaging
Round, biconvex, white film-coated tablets.