Cyproheptadine

Cyproheptadine

 

General English name: Cyproheptadine

Brand: Periactin

Application: Allergic conditions such as hay fever and skin rash

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of cyproheptadine

Cyproheptadine Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking cyproheptadine

Contraindications to the use of cyproheptadine

Taking cyproheptadine during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of cyproheptadine on driving and working with machines

Cyproheptadine drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking cyproheptadine

Side effects of cyproheptadine

Cyproheptadine overdose (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of cyproheptadine

 

 

 

 

 

 Pharmaceutical forms of cyproheptadine

Tablet

 

Cyproheptadine Drug Information

Cyproheptadine belongs to a group of medicines called sedative antihistamines. It is usually recommended to relieve allergies such as hay fever and allergic skin conditions.

Exposure to plant pollen, dust and insect bites can cause allergic skin symptoms and hay fever. Common allergic symptoms include skin rash, runny nose, itchy and stuffy nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. These symptoms are caused by the immune system reacting (secreting histamine) to allergens. Cyproheptadine inhibits the effect of histamine and reduces allergy symptoms.

 

Dosage and method of taking cyproheptadine

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with cyproheptadine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of cyproheptadine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. Cyproheptadine tablets are usually given as follows:

For adults: One tablet (4 mg) is given three times a day in the morning and evening.

For children 7-14 years: half to one 4 mg tablet is prescribed 2-3 times a day in the morning and evening.

For children 2-6 years: half a tablet (2 mg) is prescribed 2-3 times a day in the morning and evening.

Swallow cyproheptadine tablets with or without water before or after meals.

If you forget to take your daily dose of cyproheptadine at the right time, do not worry, do not take the missed dose and take the next dose on time. Note that you should not take two doses of the drug together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of cyproheptadine

Note the expiration date of the drug Cyproheptadine and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give cyproheptadine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with cyproheptadine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Taking cyproheptadine during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of cyproheptadine on driving and working with machines

Cyproheptadine causes dizziness and drowsiness, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Cyproheptadine drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with cyproheptadine include skin antihistamines (such as ointments, sprays, and diphenhydramine creams).

If you take cyproheptadine with other medicines that affect breathing or cause drowsiness, your risk of serious side effects (such as shortness of breath, slow breathing, severe drowsiness and dizziness) will increase. So if you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, tell your doctor or pharmacist, including: alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as alprazolam). ), Diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants, and analgesics and painkillers (such as codeine).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

Cyproheptadine may interfere with certain tests (such as an allergy skin test). If you are taking this medicine, tell your doctor or hospital nurse before the test.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking cyproheptadine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking cyproheptadine:

  • If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have a condition called glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
  • If you have a prostate problem or experience any problems with urination.
  • If you know you have a small bowel obstruction.
  • If you have epilepsy.
  • If you have porphyria blood disease.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
  • If you have ever been allergic to a particular drug.

 

Side effects of cyproheptadine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Dizziness, fatigue and drowsiness: Avoid driving and working with tools and machines.

Headache: Drink plenty of water and use a suitable painkiller.

Dry mouth: Chew sugar-free gum.

Problems with urination: If this complication bothers you, consult your doctor.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of cyproheptadine.

 

Cyproheptadine overdose (drug poisoning)

Do not take cyproheptadine more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and has symptoms such as dilated pupils, seizures, loss of coordination, severe drowsiness, seizures, mental and emotional changes such as hallucinations and hypersensitivity (mostly in children), shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (Passing away) You saw in him, call the emergency number immediately.

 

Storage conditions of cyproheptadine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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