Unconsciousness due to brain damage, head injury or brain surgery & cerebral infarction. Accelerates rehabilitation of upper extremities in apoplectic hemiplegic patients. Mild paralysis of lower extremities w/in 1 yr & receiving usual oral treatment. Manage the reduction of cognitive function in elderly.
Unconsciousness due to head injury or brain surgery 500 mg drip or IV 1-2 times daily. Unconsciousness in acute cerebral infarction 1,000 mg IV once daily continuously for 2 wk. Post-apoplectic hemiplegia 1,000 mg IV once daily continuously for 4 wk. Continue for additional 4 wk if there is tendency of recovery.
Acute, severe & progressive consciousness disturbance; concomitant therapy w/ hemostatic or intracranial pressure-relieving drugs or use of measures to keep body temp low. Avoid high doses in intracranial bleeding.