Ciplactin (Cyproheptadine) - 4mg (10 Tablets)
This medication is an antihistamine that provides relief of seasonal and nonseasonal allergy symptoms such as watery and itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing. It is also used to relieve itching and hives due to some skin conditions.
OTHER USES: This medication may also be used for a hormone disorder (Cushing's syndrome), sexual function problems due to certain drugs, and eating disorders (anorexia nervosa).
Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, upset stomach, constipation, increased appetite, weight gain, thickening of mucus in the nose/throat, or dry mouth/throat/nose may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your physician or pharmacist promptly. Tell your physician immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, pounding or irregular heartbeat, difficulty urinating. Tell your physician immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: stomach pain, yellowing eyes and skin, dark urine, unusual tiredness. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your physician or pharmacist.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your physician or pharmacist if you have: glaucoma (narrow angle), stomach problems (e.g., peptic ulcer, stomach/intestinal obstruction), urinary problems (e.g., enlarged prostate, bladder obstruction). Before using this medication, tell your physician or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma, glaucoma, overactive thyroid, heart disease, high blood pressure, seizure disorder, any allergies. This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. To minimize dizziness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its side effects. Do not use this drug in infants. Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to its side effects, especially excitement and seizures. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your physician. It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Due to the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your physician or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: other allergy medications, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine), SSRI anti-depressants (e.g., fluoxetine, citalopram). Before using this medication, tell your physician or pharmacist of all drugs you may use that cause drowsiness such as: anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), other antihistamines that cause drowsiness (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), medicines for sleep (e.g., sedatives), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine, or tricyclics such as amitriptyline), tranquilizers. Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products. Because this medication may affect allergy testing, you may have to stop its use for several days before the tests are performed. Consult your physician for further instructions. This medication can affect the results of certain lab tests (pituitary-adrenal response). Make sure laboratory personnel and your physicians know you use this drug. Do not start or stop any medicine without physician or pharmacist approval.