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Introducing CerAxon Oral Solution
Date:11/28/2011

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ -- Ferrer Therapeutics, the U.S. subsidiary of the international pharmaceutical group, Ferrer Grupo, is introducing CerAxon Oral Solution to the U.S. market, the first and only oral solution medical food containing citicoline, a nutrient naturally produced by the body and found in the brain. Taken for the dietary management of brain ischemia due to stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI), CerAxon Oral Solution provides patients who have difficulty swallowing with elevated citicoline required to help stabilize the brain, specifically during the first six weeks following injury, and help rebuild damaged cell walls.

Dr. David Chiu, Associate Professor at Cornell University and Director of Stroke Neurology at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX, explains that, "The first six weeks after injury are when the brain's partially damaged cells need assistance to begin the recovery and reprogramming process."

Citicoline is found in every cell in the body and is essential for building a healthy and intact membrane around nerve cells, which helps to shield nerve cells from damage and prevent injured cells from dying. After injury from a stroke or TBI, the brain's demand for citicoline may increase as it tries to save damaged cells . "Just a 10% loss of citicoline in the body is sufficient enough to alter brain cell membrane function and induce neuron cell death" Dr. Chiu adds.

Dysphagia, or impaired swallowing, occurs in up to 65% of stroke patients and a high percentage of those with brain injury. "CerAxon Oral Solution meets the unique nutrient needs of my patients with dysphagia who cannot ingest enough citicoline by simply modifying their diet," says Dr. Chiu. "I've used the oral product in nasogastric and gastric tubes and it can easily be added to liquids or soft foods."

Citicoline is one of the most intensely investigated naturally occurring chemicals found in the human brain. Substantial published medica
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