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    What is Cyproheptadine used for?

    Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine used to relieve seasonal and nonseasonal allergy symptoms such as hay fever, watery and itchy eyes, runny and stuffy nose, sneezing, nasal inflammation, hives, and rashes. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances (histamine and serotonin) in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Cyproheptadine?

    The dosage of Cyproheptadine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Take Cyproheptadine with food to minimize stomach upset.

    What if you miss a dose of Cyproheptadine?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Cyproheptadine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Cyproheptadine?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Cyproheptadine, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Cyproheptadine?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Cyproheptadine.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Cyproheptadine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Cyproheptadine can interact with other allergy medications, anti-anxiety drugs, and anti-seizure drugs.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Cyproheptadine?

    Like other medicines, Cyproheptadine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Cyproheptadine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Cyproheptadine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Cyproheptadine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Cyproheptadine can cause side effects such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, sleep problems, dizziness, dry mouth, and blurred vision. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Cyproheptadine.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Cyproheptadine?

    Is it possible for me to take Cyproheptadine with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Cyproheptadine?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Cyproheptadine?
    How will Cyproheptadine work in my body?
    How should Cyproheptadine be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Cyproheptadine drug interactions and side effects?


    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Cyproheptadine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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