Cyproheptadine 4 MG

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Cyproheptadine 4 MG

Generic: Generic Cyproheptadine 4 mg

Manufacturer: Cipla

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What is Cyproheptadin?

Cyproheptadine is asynthetic antihistamine, which is widely used for the treatment of the allergic reactions like itching, irritation, runny nose, watery eyes, nasal congestion or other allergic reactions.The major component of this medication is Cyproheptadine. It works by inhibiting the production of natural histamines in your body. Cyproheptadin is also indicated for the treatment of vomiting and to increase the appetite.This medication also exhibits an antihistamine as well as anti-serotonin and anti-cholinergic action. Apart from its vast use in allergy, it is also very popular and widely used in common cold. If you are suffering from allergic reactions like above mentioned you can buy generic cyproheptadin online at our store at the most affordable price.  

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How does Cyprohaptadin work?

The exact mechanism of action of this medication is yet not confirmed. But it is believed that it works by competing with the free histamines for binding with the HA-receptors. Thus it captures the maximum receptors by binding with them and reduces the development of the allergic symptoms. Thus it stops the effect of histamines on the blood vessels, bronchial smooth muscles, GI tract, or uterus. It is presumed that this drug is also used to relieve vascular headaches by altering the serotonin action. 

What are the indications of Cyprohaptadin?

This medication is used in the following conditions:

  • Allergic reactions like Watery eyes,Itching, runny nose or irritation.
  • Common cold.
  • Breathing difficulty.
  • To increase the hunger.
  • To reduce vascular headache.
  • In vomiting)

What are the contraindications of Cyprohaptadin?

  • In hypersensitivity to cyprohaptadin or any other component of this medication.
  • Eye problem like glaucoma.
  • Stomach ulcer or any obstruction.
  • In prostate enlargement and urination problem.
  • In older people.
  • In asthma.
  • High blood pressure or increased heart rate.
  • In overactive thyroid gland or hyperthyroidism.

What are the drug interactions of Cyprohaptadin?

Always consult with your physician before initiating this medication, if you are under the following drugs to avoid any complication.

  • Tranylcypromine (Parnate)
  • Rasagiline (Azilect)
  • Furazolidone (Furoxone)
  • Selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar)
  • Phenelzine (Nardil)
  • Isocarboxazid (Marplan)

What are the side effects of Cyproheptadine?

The major side effects of this medication are sedation and drowsiness. This can put you in dangerous situation if you drive any vehicles and operate any surgical procedure. So always avoid of doing such thingsafter taking this medication. The effect of drowsiness goes in the next morning only.

Other side effects are:

  • Dry mouth.
  • Fatigue.
  • Increased appetite.
  • Weight gain.
  • Stomach problem.
  • Impaired alertness.

How should you use Cyprohaptadine?

Always take this medication following the instructions of your health care provider. You should never exceed the dose more than the prescribed dose. This medication is not used in the children under the age of 4 years. It is mandatory to take advice from the paediatrician before giving any dose even in the children above the age of 4 years.

How should you store Cyprohaptadine?

Always store the drug in a cool and dry place, at room temperature, away from sunlight.Keep this medication out of the touch of pets and children. Always dispose away the unused and expired medications.

What is the dosage of Cyprohaptadine?

You should take cyprohaptadine according to the prescription given by your doctor. The recommended dose of this drug is 2-4mg, twice or thrice in a day. Liquid form of this medication should always be taken with ameasuring cap which is available with the package. Do not use any household spoon.

What should be done if you miss a dose?

If you missed a dose, you should take the dose when you remember it. Do not take the missed dose if you recall it near the next schedule of the dose. It is always advised not to take a double dose because it can trigger the risk of the side effects.

What should you do if you take an overdose?

Always inform your health care provider if you take an overdose. Because it can lead to serious complications like confusion,drowsiness,dry mouth, hallucination, dilatation of the pupils of the eyes, vomiting or yellow skin.

What are the precautions of Cyprohaptadine?

  • Do not take this medication if you have hypersensitivity or allergy to Cyprohaptadine or any other ingredient of this medication.
  • You should not use this medication if you are suffering prostatic enlargement.
  • This medication should not be used in respiratory disorders like asthma.
  • This medication is strictly prohibited under the age of 4 years.
  • Cyprohaptadine is contraindicated in hyperthyroidism and cardiac disease.
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